Sunday, August 21, 2005

Personal Identity

email sent to Tom Sorell 20th August 2005

Dear Prof Sorell,
I was at an ‘optional’ OU lecture at Bath on Personal Identity a few years ago.
The lecturer, whose name I cant recall started off with something like ‘Who is Joe Bloggs? What does it mean to say that you are Joe Bloggs? What is this thing that persists through time that we call Joe Bloggs?
At which point an elderly lady rose to her feet and clutching her handbag to her breast interrupted , “ Your not Tom Sorell are you?” . Turned out she had come to the wrong lecture.
Did the lecturer who’s name I cant recall mention this little incident to you?

Douglas McLeod

1 comment:

MacDuff said...

The humourless son of a bitch never did reply