[extropy-chat] Indexical Uncertainty
sjatkins at mac.com
Wed Oct 18 19:07:58 UTC 2006
On Oct 16, 2006, at 4:55 PM, Russell Wallace wrote:
> On 10/16/06, Robin Hanson <rhanson at gmu.edu> wrote:
> I was just following Lee's notation. A better name might be
> But it is more about minds than bodies. You know you are a mind,
> but you
> might not know which body that corresponds to.
> To see why it doesn't make sense to say "I might not be me",
> consider that fundamentally there is nothing ontologically
> privileged about one's past and future selves as opposed to other
> people. Do you think it makes sense to ask "why am I currently my
> current self as opposed to my 10 year old self or my 70 year old
Yep. If it was high priority to contemplate such things I would
retreat to a cave in the Himalayas.
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