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7 Post author: turchin 15 August 2016 11:29AM

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Comment author: turchin 17 August 2016 06:00:34PM 0 points [-]

I don't think it is true, I just said that it follows from the definition of identity based on ability to remember past moments.

In real life we use more complex understanding of identity, where it is constantly verified by multiple independent channels (I am overstraching here). if i don't remember what I did yesterday, there still my non changing attributes like name, and also causal continuity of experiences.

Comment author: WhySpace 17 August 2016 07:34:34PM 1 point [-]

Ah, thanks for the clarification. I interpreted it as a reductio ad absurdum.