Re: Sincere Questions on Identity

From: John Clark (
Date: Thu Dec 13 2001 - 22:01:14 MST

Louis Newstrom <> Wrote:

>Just because the world can't detect the difference doesn't mean
> there isn't one.

If the external world can not objectively determine if you are the copy or
the original, and if internally you can not determine subjectively if you
are the copy or the original then it means it doesn't matter if you are the
copy or the original.

>My twin brother kills off every member my family and anyone who knows
>either of us. He also burns all our medical records. The world cannot tell us
>apart now. I don't think anyone would argue that this makes him a "copy" of me.

That's because your twin knows subjectively he is not you, something that
wouldn't happen with a copy.

     John K Clark

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