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by , 13th May 2013 at 08:19 PM (521 Views)
O.K., so this is a concept that's been bothering me ever since I read its definition in an ethics book at the bookshop where I work at.

Basically, solipsism is the idea that one's mind and consciousness is only thing that's sure to exist. So, this entire universe and its history are all fabrications of my mind. Pokémon is a fabrication of my mind. The users on this forum are fabrications of my own mind. A person on tumblr put it best: "We are each alone in the unimaginably vast macrocosm of our imagination."

It's a rather disturbing concept and yet it kinda makes sense. Is there anyone on here that can dispute it? The only thing I can come up with that argues against it is the concept of dreams (the mental images we get at night, not the goals and aspirations kind of dreams).

Anyone else have any thoughts?

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  1. Helioptile's Avatar
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    I would have thoughts, but I'm just a fabrication.
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  2. Zenax's Avatar
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    When I was young (like five years old or so), I thought that I was the only person in the world who could actually think, or as I would have said back then, hear myself speak in my head. The fact that everyone has thoughts and a conscience of their own was inconceivable to me at the time.
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  3. 33Whimsicott33's Avatar
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    You are the PC. Everyone else is NPC.

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