Re: Personal Identity and Ethics

From: Stathis Papaioannou <>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 16:13:41 +1100

2009/2/25 John Mikes <>:

> to your #1 reply: are you equating mind and soul? That would solve a lot of
> problems (without making sense for many).

Yes. I am hoping someone can explain to me how soul might be something
over and above mind, if that is indeed what people who believe in
souls think.

>> If I wish to be a younger me, what I imagine is a younger me with my
>> present mind, who can go on to have more experiences in which the
>> present me is in the subjective past. It doesn't do the present me
>> much good to have a copy around who is exactly the same as the younger
>> me, since subjectively I cannot look forward to having any of his
>> experiences.

> to your #2 reply:
> artifact free choice of whatever seems 'best'. You might be yearning for
> being a much 'better' person in many respects. Makes no sense.

I don't understand this comment.

Stathis Papaioannou
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