Re: A calculus of personal identity

From: John M <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 12:06:28 -0700 (PDT)

--- Brent Meeker <> wrote:
(unless the final remark with Saibal/s signature
underneath comes from him):
Stathis wrote:
> I would say that the 1st person experience is *not*
> an illusion in any sense of the word. It is the very
> opposite, in a >way: the most real thing, which
> cannot be doubted...
"I agree. Other people are part of the model of the
world we form. And in the same way the existence of
myself, as a durable entity, is also a part of that
Brent Meeker"
Does this agreed double(?) statement not rub too close
on solipsism?

Then again:
> The person I was when I was 3 years old is dead. He
> died because
> too much new information was added to his brain.
> -- Saibal Mitra
An interesting observation from Saibal that increasing
the info-input to one's brain kills person(ality?).
I would not say "dead", rather 'changed' as into some
different one. (It is a gradual change, death is being
thought of as something more abrupt and
In spite of that, knowing that when as a 5-yo I had
different person-ality and ideas, brainfunction and
emotions, I still feel NOW identity with THAT PERSON.

The best

John M

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