From: Heartland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Mar 12 2008 - 13:55:10 MDT
> You would *not* say to yourself, "Oh, I guess I'm not Slawek
> anymore. I must be someone else." No. You would say
> "WHAT THE HELL HAS HAPPENED TO ME? What
> just *happened*?? AND WHAT AM I, SLAWEK, doing here? and why is everything
> blurry when I look across the
> room? Whose body is this? It's not *mine*!"
> I think that it's a *fact* that you would speak and think just like
> that. You would then, surely, be forced to admit that you went
> with your memories when they were transferred to California.
Yes, this person in California would definitely "feel like Slawek", but why should
"someone who feels like X" imply "someone is X"? I know people make this leap
without awareness of the leap, which is why it deserves attention.
We could dig even deeper and ask ourselves even more fundamental question, which is
why preservation of the "feeling of X" is important.
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