Re: There's more to me than memories...

From: Heartland (
Date: Wed Mar 12 2008 - 09:44:25 MDT

>> Why do you believe preservation of memories is important in the first place?

> Partially because of what happens when memories are lost; alzhimer
> patients and amnesiacs are most definetly not the same person they
> were.

But isn't it true that "lost memories" were the main criterion by which Alzheimer
patients were judged in the statement above to be "not the same person"? If so,
then it seems like you're saying that memories are important because those who lose
memories are not the same persons precisely because they lost memories. Could you
explain why lost memories make you a different person without assuming that lost
memories make you a different person?


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