Forum on Personal Identity

The issue of personal identity is debated with increasing frequency; the possibilty of mind uploading lends it direct relevance to our future. In this Forum, we hope to capture some of the spirit of the debate by presenting two viewpoints, and their application to a variety of cases.

Arguing a modern variation an a classical memory-based view of identity is Joe Strout (the editor of these pages, who will nonetheless be as fair as possible in his editing!).

Bruce Zimov will be presenting a case for numerical identity. He was asked to participate on the basis of his thoughtful postings in sci.cryonics.