Re: [Fwd: NDPR David Shoemaker, Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction]

From: GŁnther Greindl <guenther.greindl.domain.name.hidden>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 02:25:49 +0100

Hi Bruno,

>> The idea was that the numbers encode moments which don't have
>> successors
>> (the guy who transports), that's why there exist alien-OMs encoded in
>> numbers which destroy all the machines (if we assume that arithmetic
>> is
>> consistent).
>
> Hmmm.... (Not to clear for me, I guess I miss something. I can build
> to much scenario from you say here).

Ok:

if you make OM's correspond to numbers, then QI holds if for all OM's
(encoded by some n) there are some (at least one) f(n) so that it is a
continuation.

If the aliens destroy all the reconstitution machines (and the person
beaming over does not find the beaming to have failed), this would mean
that there exists a number n (=OM) for which there is no f(n) which
encodes a continuation.


So there can't both be a continuation OM (f(n) for n) _and_ aliens
destroying _all_ the machines in the multiverse - which would say there
is _no_ such f(n), for some given n (the teleportation n).

Maybe the confusion arises because we are talking on 2 levels: the
platonic view (numbers) and the inside view (OMs). What is determined in
the one (platonic relations) decides what is possible in the OMs.


Cheers,
GŁnther




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