Re: Is a Person One or Many?

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Sun Mar 09 2008 - 00:40:56 MST

On 09/03/2008, Lee Corbin <> wrote:

> The criterion is sufficient similarity of structure, just as for
> everything else. An object is a rabbit if its DNA is close
> enough, and if it is morphologically close enough. Naturally
> there is no precise dividing line, but please don't say that
> anyone is free to call anything a rabbit (without being
> very, very wrong, absolutely wrong).

A person might agree that anyone sufficiently similar to themselves is
"me", but when faced with a copy in the same room revise the
definition to specify that it isn't "me" if it occupies a different
volume of space at a particular time. Who is to say that the new
definition is wrong?

Stathis Papaioannou

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