Third Nacelle wrote:
Everything you think of as an object has an identity that makes it more than a collection of particles.
Ok, I think we hit the spot here. The idea that objects have identities is just that, an idea
. It's Platonism and neo-Platonism all over again. It's not something about the physical world. It's all in your mind.
So the idea that you are not the same person after being transported is just that, an idea
. It has nothing to do with the physical world: it has everything to do with what you believe about the physical world. The difference is all in your mind.