X-Message-Number: 9228
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 21:04:55 -0800
From: Hara Ra <>
Subject: Memory and structure

Tom Donaldson said:

 It is not the truth of our memories which gives us
individuality, anyway.
 It is their content, whatever it may be. Nor must that content
 indefinitely: though some kinds of memory (one of the most
important facts
 learned by research into memory is that there are provably
several different
 kinds of memory). As for exactly what memories must survive for
the person
 to remain "the same person", that depends on just what memories
are important
 to the individual. Those differ person to person, but they
always exist.
 Not only that, but because they are important they are often
more accurate
 than other memories (but that's not guaranteed). 

Just a minor nit: It is memories AND their organization (or
structure) together
which IMO comprise identity.

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