Jun 24 2012, 08:50 PM
Solipsism is sometimes expressed as the view that “I am the only mind which exists,” or “My mental states are the only mental states.” However, the sole survivor of a nuclear holocaust might truly come to believe in either of these propositions without thereby being a solipsist. Solipsism is therefore more properly regarded as the doctrine that, in principle, “existence” means for me my existence and that of my mental states. Existence is everything that I experience — physical objects, other people, events and processes — anything that would commonly be regarded as a constituent of the space and time in which I coexist with others and is necessarily construed by me as part of the content of my consciousness. For the solipsist, it is not merely the case that he believes that his thoughts, experiences, and emotions are, as a matter of contingent fact, the only thoughts, experiences, and emotions. Rather, the solipsist can attach no meaning to the supposition that there could be thoughts, experiences, and emotions other than his own. In short, the true solipsist understands the word “pain,” for example, to mean “my pain.” He cannot accordingly conceive how this word is to be applied in any sense other than this exclusively egocentric one.
hmmmm? eggy, are u listening here? hahahahahha! it is soooo fun to hold a mirror up to bold wuntie faces hoo dont even realize hey prison that they are trapped in. i hoap this helps them see.
In this sense, solipsism is implicit in many philosophies of knowledge and mind since Descartes and any theory of knowledge that adopts the Cartesian egocentric approach as its basic frame of reference is inherently solipsistic.
Second, solipsism merits close examination because it is based upon three widely entertained philosophical presuppositions, which are themselves of fundamental and wide-ranging importance. These are: (a) What I know most certainly are the contents of my own mind – my thoughts, experiences, affective states, and so forth.; (b) There is no conceptual or logically necessary link between the mental and the physical. For example, there is no necessary link between the occurrence of certain conscious experiences or mental states and the “possession” and behavioral dispositions of a body of a particular kind; and © The experiences of a given person are necessarily private to that person.
These presuppositions are of unmistakable Cartesian origin, and are widely accepted by philosophers and non-philosophers alike. In tackling the problem of solipsism, one immediately grapples with fundamental issues in the philosophy of mind. However spurious the problem of solipsism per se may strike one, these latter issues are unquestionably important. Indeed, one of the merits of the entire enterprise is the extent that it reveals a direct connection between apparently unexceptionable and certainly widely-held common sense beliefs and the acceptance of solipsistic conclusions. If this connection exists and we wish to avoid those solipsistic conclusions, we shall have no option but to revise, or at least to critically review, the beliefs from which they derive logical sustenance.
a full investigation will be launched in to just how such a philosophical concept as this mite bee applied to beehaviors liek telling someone to fuck off beause hey like something you mite not, while rolling your eyes like a wild beast who ust ate down a huge rae roast.
and we'll also look in to just how it mite apply to people like a certain dudeguy whos INthernet initials yoosed ta bee DV. because he cleerly dusnt think nyone but him has ever had a valid though in their lives.
meatballs and mustangs
homosexuality and deep purple
what prisons to be trapped inside
puzzing and disturbing
and these two things think the worst thing in the world is to be fat or less than perfect or intelligent or erudite or anything other than something that sits comfortably in their lignified psyches.
drink some kool aid and run through the spirinkler!!!
wunty wunty funty bunty
wunty plunty hunty dunty
It appears I have stubbed my dint on a critical error and NEED TO OGG OFF!!!
I GO NAU!!
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