Re: [UPLOADING] Is an exact duplicate "me"?

Randall R Randall (
Sun, 12 Jul 1998 23:17:04 -0400

On Sun, 12 Jul 1998 02:30:18 -0400 (Harvey Newstrom) writes:
>Same old argument...

What did you expect? :)

>If the original were
>killed and they copy continued in its place, the result would be the
>same as if the original had continued. I think everyone agree with

For everyone but the dead guy, yeah.

>Is there any rationale for killing one over the other? No. They are
>identical in every way, including memories and thought processes. The
>idea that the original has more of a right to live or claim the identity
>of "me" than the copy does not make sense and cannot be proven or
>distinguished between the two individuals.

Nor am I claiming this.

>Is the "life" to be measured from the individual's point of view,
>or from the point of view of others?

This is apparently where I differ with many, including John Clark. I would say we must measure from the individual's point of view.


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