[ExI] Next moment, everything around you will probably change

gts gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 22 15:12:54 UTC 2007

Lee writes:

> When two recent duplicates (of five minutes' vintage) discover
> each other's existence and go at it with all the available weapons
> at hand, you want to call it sheer murder (tho perhaps in self-
> defence), and will not sanction even the musing that it's a form
> of suicide.

Duplicates have individual rights, yes? They are not pets or personal  

As far as I'm concerned (and I think any judge of the distant future would  
have to agree) a crime occurs any time a copy violates the rights of  
another copy. Such possible crimes would include violations of the right  
to life, i.e., murder.

Did the duplicate die against his will? If he died against his will then  
we cannot call it suicide. We must call it murder or something else.

> So now you'll want to defend a variation of the "agency" point of
> view concerning personal identity?

Something like that, (but actually I'm kicking myself for re-entering this  
old debate. :)

> So how do you handle the case I presented to Jef...

I'll try to catch up...


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