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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)11:55 UTC+1 No.5191795 Report

are there experiences other than my own
note that the only way I know about your response is through my experience, and it is my own experience to see these words on my screen as "yours", like it's an idea in my own mind that the words I'm reading in your post have come from someone typing/some action occuring to cause the post that lays beyond the limits of my experience, even though "lays beyond the limit of my own experience" is itself an experienced idea in my mind
so how could it ever be possible for their to exist evidence of other experiences/minds/anything beyond my own experience
I mean I've answered the question here myself haven't I and the answer is no there does not exist anything other than my experience/life, or that I can say "yes there does" but that doesn't consist of anything more than answereing yes or no to the question of whether there is anything beyond, as in it deteriorates into nothing more than the way in which language is used
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)12:15 UTC+1 No.5191846 Report

yes
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)13:28 UTC+1 No.5191970 Report

yes
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)13:31 UTC+1 No.5191978 Report

yes
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)13:50 UTC+1 No.5192019 Report

who knows. philosophical dead-end.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)14:00 UTC+1 No.5192045 Report

>>5191795
Solipsism is stupid. It only matters if reality will at some point deviate from your experience to such an extent that you would notice, and at that point, you would notice, so the dilemma would be over. It is the definition of unfalsifiable.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)14:14 UTC+1 No.5192085 Report

>>5192045
>>5192045
Sorry, upon re-reading that I see it was dismissive and rude.

Let me elaborate. Solipsism is the assumption that since reality can only be interpreted through sensation, perception, and cognition there can never be compelling evidence that anything exists outside of one's own mind. This appears to be a logically sound argument.
There are a variety of reasons why one would want evidence that something exists outside of their own mind. They might, for example, want a genuine relationship with another human being, and while they could go through all the steps to having a relationship, they could not be sure this relationship was *genuine* unless they knew the other person truthfully existed. This proposition (that the thing in question must truthfully exist to be valid or meaningful) is the center of all such dilemmas I have encountered. A solipsistic dilemma hinges on the assumption that what one wants to believe sincerely might not actually reflect reality.

Here is the point at which Solipsism starts to break down, at least from my perspective. The only possible way for our perspective to appear completely and flawlessly true but be false is for that perception to create a simulation so complete and self-sustaining that it effectively *replaces* reality. So we can really adopt the assumption that we are a brain in a vat interacting with philosophical zombies, but the only reason that might be an unpleasant/distressing/unsettling thought is if we are going to one day wake up to find reality different than it seems, or perhaps one day die or be otherwise disadvantaged by our failrue to encounter genuine reality. But these outcomes would resolve the dilemma by definition. We would cease to be solipsists by virtue of being given a basis for comparison. In the meantime, regardless of the truth or falsehood of the proposition "My perception is all that exists", we will always obtain the greatest possible utility from acting as if our perceptions reflected reality.
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