RE: [sl4] Uploading

From: Bradley Thomas (
Date: Wed Dec 02 2009 - 10:57:33 MST

>the one and only true me

What does that even mean, given that a copy has been made?

Brad Thomas
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From: [] On Behalf Of John K Clark
Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 12:37 PM
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Subject: RE: [sl4] Uploading

On Wed, 2 Dec 2009 "Bradley Thomas" <> said:

> It is arbitrary which person is used as the example from which the
> perspective is drawn.

No it is not because in all these thought experiments there is the implicit
assumption the the original is the one and only true me, they are assuming
the very thing there are attempting to demonstrate. That's why they never
start with "I walk out of the duplicating chamber and see the original doing
this and that". Just for once try taking the part of the copy, you do get a
new perspective.

 John K Clark

  John K Clark
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