<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /> <title>Note: Personal Identity - Replication (Theo Todman's Web Page)</title> </head><body> <a name="Top"></a> <h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Notes Pages</h1><hr><h2>Personal Identity</h2><h3>Replication</h3><p class = "Centered">(Work In Progress: output at 02/08/2018 16:29:08)<br><br>(For earlier versions of this Note, <a href="#TableOfPreviousVersions">see the table at the end</a>)</p><hr> <P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_36_1">Plug Note</A></U><SUB>1</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_36_1"></A></u><ul type="disc"><li>Replication arises where an obvious copying process takes place. I would claim that <a name="1"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_0/Notes_46.htm">Teletransportation</A><SUP>2</SUP> falls under this head. I'm currently not clear whether there's a distinction between replication and <a name="2"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_0/Notes_35.htm">duplication</A><SUP>3</SUP>, other than that duplication would seem to be restricted to doubling, whereas replication is more open-ended. </li><li>Does amoebic division count as replication? When an amoeba divides, this is not a case of <a name="3"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_0/Notes_33.htm">fission</A><SUP>4</SUP> but of reproduction. So, there are <U>three</U> amoebae involved  the original one and the two daughters. This is not the same situation as in fission.</li><li>The above said, does this case depend:<ol type="1"><li>on <a name="4"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">how the case is described</A><SUP>5</SUP> and</li><li>on how  empirically  the replication occurs?</li></ol></li><li>If the amoebic division occurs by budding of a daughter, so that we can continually "track" the parent, then we have straightforward reproduction. If the division is symmetrical, the case could be correctly described as replication, though maybe on a <a name="5"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_0/Notes_42.htm">perdurantist</A><SUP>6</SUP> view we originally had two <a name="6"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_0/Notes_59.htm">coincident</A><SUP>7</SUP> amoebae that both persist. </li><li>We need to watch out for <a name="7"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_0/Notes_41.htm">closest continuer</A><SUP>8</SUP> descriptions of the case.</li><li>For a page of <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_36_9">Links</A></U><SUB>9</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_36_9"></A> to this Note, <a href="Notes_36_Links.htm">Click here</a>.</li><li>Works on this topic that <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_36_10">I ve actually read</A></U><SUB>10</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_36_10"></A>, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_36_11">include</A></U><SUB>11</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_36_11"></A> the following:- <ol type="i"><li></li></ol></li><li>I don t really have a categorised reading-list for this Note; while there is one, it is empty. Any reading will be covered under a sister Note of this one: <a name="8"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_10/Notes_1003.htm">Reduplication Objections</A><SUP>12</SUP>. </li><li>This is mostly a <a name="9"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_737.htm">place-holder</A><SUP>13</SUP>. </li></ul></P> <FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><BR><HR><h3 class = "Left">In-Page Footnotes:</h3><a name="On-Page_Link_36_1"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_36_1"><B>Footnote 1</B></A></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>A number of my philosophical Notes are  promissory notes currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned. </li><li>I ve decided to add some text  whether by way of motivation, or something more substantive  for all these identified topics related to my Thesis.</li><li>As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance. </li><li>The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_36_9"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_36_9"><B>Footnote 9</B></A></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>If only a  non-updating run has been made, the links are only one-way  ie. from the page of links to the objects that reference this Note by mentioning the appropriate key-word(s). The links are also only indicative, as they haven t yet been confirmed as relevant. </li><li>Once an updating run has been made, links are both ways, and links from this Notes page (from the  Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note and  Summary of Note Links to this Page sections) are to the  point of link within the page rather than to the page generically. Links from the  links page remain generic. </li><li>There are two sorts of updating runs  for Notes and other Objects. The reason for this is that Notes are archived, and too many archived versions would be created if this process were repeatedly run. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_36_10"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_36_10"><B>Footnote 10</B></A></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Frequently I ll have made copious marginal annotations, and sometimes have written up a review-note. </li><li>In the former case, I intend to transfer the annotations into electronic form as soon as I can find the time. </li><li>In the latter case, I will have remarked on the fact against the citation, and will integrate the comments into this Note in due course. </li><li>My intention is to incorporate into these Notes comments on material I ve already read rather than engage with unread material at this stage. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_36_11"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_36_11"><B>Footnote 11</B></A></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>I may have read others in between updates of this Note  in which case they will be marked as such in the  References and Reading List below.</li><li>Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected. </li></ul> </center><br> <br><hr><h3 class = "Left">Printable Versions:</h3> <UL><li>Follow (<A Href="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_36_0_P_R.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>) for level 0 (with reading list), and </li><li>Follow (<A Href="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_36_0_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>) for level 0, and </li><li>Follow (<A Href="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_36_1_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>) for level 1.</li></UL> <a name="TableOfPreviousVersions"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Table of the Previous 4 Versions of this Note:</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeCenter"><strong>Date</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeRight"><strong>Length</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="70%" class = "BridgeLeft"><strong>Title</strong></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">31/08/2017 19:35:02</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">1974</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_36_42978816.htm">Replication</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">18/12/2010 19:58:05</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">1249</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_36_40530832.htm">Replication</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">26/11/2007 23:25:26</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">1153</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_36_39412976.htm">Replication</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">12/08/2007 10:17:46</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">994</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_36_39306429.htm">Replication</A></TD></TR> </TABLE> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR> <TH WIDTH="25%">Note last updated</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Reading List for this Topic</TH> <TH WIDTH="25%">Parent Topic</TH></TR> <TR><TD WIDTH="25%">02/08/2018 16:29:24</TD> <TD WIDTH="50%"><A HREF = "../../PaperCatalogIdentityFullSubTopic_438.htm" TARGET = "_top">Replication</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="25%"><A href ="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">Thought Experiments</A></TD></TR> </TABLE></center> <hr><h3>Summary of Note Links from this Page</h3> <CENTER> <TABLE Class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <td bgcolor="#e6ecff" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_737.htm"><span title="Plug Note - With Reading List">Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity)</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#e6ecff" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_41.htm"><span title="Plug Note - With Reading List">Closest Continuer</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#e6ecff" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_59.htm"><span title="Plug Note - With Reading List">Coincidence</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#e6ecff" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_35.htm"><span title="Plug Note - With Reading List">Duplication</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#e6ecff" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_33.htm"><span title="Plug Note - With Reading List">Fission</span></A></TD> </TR> <TR> <td bgcolor="#b3c6ff" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_42.htm"><span title="Plug Note - Reading List TBA">Perdurantism</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#b3c6ff" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1003.htm"><span title="Plug Note - Reading List TBA">Reduplication Objections</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#b3ffb3" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_46.htm"><span title="High Quality">Teletransportation</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#e6ecff" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm"><span title="Plug Note - With Reading List">Thought Experiments</span></A></TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P class = "Centered">To access information, click on one of the links in the table above.</P> <BR><HR><BR><h3>Summary of Note Links to this Page</h3> <CENTER> <TABLE Class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <td bgcolor="#e6ecff" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_48.htm#6"><span title="Plug Note - With Reading List">Brain State Transfer</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#e6ecff" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_58.htm#3"><span title="Plug Note - With Reading List">Clones</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#e6ecff" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_35.htm#1"><span title="Plug Note - With Reading List">Duplication</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#b3c6ff" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1003.htm#2"><span title="Plug Note - Reading List TBA">Reduplication Objections</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#ffff4d" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_1.htm#35"><span title="Medium Quality">Research - 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Brain State Transfer</TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF="../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17778.htm#7">Paper</A> <img src="../../asterisk_yellow.png"alt="Medium Quality Abstract" Title="Medium Quality"></TD> <TD WIDTH="15%" class = "BridgeLeft">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="5%" class = "BridgeCenter">Yes</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="25%" class = "BridgeLeft">Todman (Theo)</TD> <TD WIDTH="45%" class = "BridgeLeft">Thesis - Clones</TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF="../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17786.htm#4">Paper</A> <img src="../../asterisk_yellow.png"alt="Medium Quality Abstract" Title="Medium Quality"></TD> <TD WIDTH="15%" class = "BridgeLeft">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="5%" class = "BridgeCenter">Yes</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="25%" class = "BridgeLeft">Todman (Theo)</TD> <TD WIDTH="45%" class = "BridgeLeft">Thesis - Duplication</TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF="../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17810.htm#2">Paper</A> <img src="../../asterisk_yellow.png"alt="Medium Quality Abstract" Title="Medium Quality"></TD> <TD WIDTH="15%" class = "BridgeLeft">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="5%" class = "BridgeCenter">Yes</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="25%" class = "BridgeLeft">Todman (Theo)</TD> <TD WIDTH="45%" class = "BridgeLeft">Thesis - 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