Essay heading: In Response to Daniel Dennett's "Where Am I?"

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In other words, these radio links are intended to take the place of normal neurological pathways such that "no information would be lost, all the connectivity would be preserved" (ibid, 379). Thus, after surgery, while there does exist a great temporal gap between his brain and his body, the relevant connection between the two does not appear to be much different than the connection between the brain and the body of someone with a "normal" temporal gap...
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And since the connection is still, in essence, the same regardless of however peculiar Dennett's case may be, it could be concluded that Dennett is no more entitled to name and categorize his body and his brain as distinct entities than anyone else. Thus, one may further conclude that the only difference between a "normal" individual and Dennett's hypothetical case is the great temporal gap that exists between the brain and the body in Dennett's case...
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