Nate_Barna comments on
Beyond the Reach of God
7 Oct 2008 17:57 UTC
Phil: [. . .] In such a world, how would anybody know if “you” had died?
knowing whether you’re alive or dead wouldn’t matter. You die when you lose sufficient component magnitudes and claim strengths on your components. If you formulate the sufficient conditions, you know what counts as death for your decisions, thus for you. If you formulate the sufficiency also as instance in a greater network, you and others know what counts as death for you. In either case, unless you’re dying to be suicidally abstract, you’re somebody and you know what it means for you to die.
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