Personal Identity

From: Lee Corbin (
Date: Thu Mar 22 2001 - 09:22:15 MST

Mikael Johansson wrote to say about what I wrote

>> what if your physical body must now be destoryed in
>> order to give 10^9 versions of yourself---some of
>> whom are exactly isomorphic to you at this moment---
>> the resources they require? If you understand the
>> principle "duplicates are self", you won't have any
>> trouble with this. If you don't, then "you" simply
>> will be missing out on a lot!
> Wow! Even _exactly_isomorphic_? Hey, I'd settle for
> 'within my identity tube' (post about phase-spaces
> and identity coming up...); id est close enough to
> myself for me to acknowledge it. It doesn't _have_
> to be _exactly_isomorphic_ to be good -- it only
> has to be close enough.

Quite so! Absolutely! You've got it!

I've always looked at a person as a fuzzy-sphere in
"person-space", and so look forward to your post
which might present the idea better.

Lee Corbin

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