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Is Solipsism Disprovable?

Looking at the philosophy section, it's all feminism so let's take up a much darker topic.

http://www.iep.utm.edu/solipsis/

Well you may know the term from Vsauce


http://www.philosophybasics.com/branch_solipsism.html

https://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-24820,00.html

Solipsism is belief that you only exist and that others could be a figment of your imagination.
I'm not a solipsist but it's a good idea to dismantle or weaken someone's total loyalty to realism.
frechelectbillpassednatbaronscomey_testify
  1. Quick check on your existence stand8 votes
    1. I exist and I'm very sure others exist too
      50.00%
    2. I alone exist and I am only experiencing what my phaneron exhibits
      50.00%

Comments

  • It's a great theory! 

    Their are theories that the human brain imagines everything. The brain tells the eyes what to see potentially according to some theories. This theory could be simialar and say that everybody is a figment of your imagination.
    ImbsterbillpassedAlwaysCorrect
  • billpassedbillpassed 59 PtsPremium Member
    Premium Member
    I respectfully disagree with @frechelect 's argument. 

    This rheiry cnat can't be possible. The human brain may not have enouph power generally speaking to imagine all other people. Also, this could interfere with environment settings.
  • I personally think this argument runs on a fallacy. Do I exist? I'd assume so, because I'm here. If someone else is very certain about their existence, then they exist. This raises a question: How many worlds are there; do people exist in 1 world each? If I exist in my world, and you believe you exist in yours, then we both must exist. So either we're a figment of the other's imagination, or we exist in the same world.
  • ErfisflatErfisflat 385 PtsPremium Member
    Premium Member
    This calls to mind the double slit experiment. Similar to a video game like minecraft, what isn't on the screen doesn't exist, due to the limits of the platforms' memory. What is seen is rendered simultaneously.

    "[I can't accept quantum mechanics because] "I like to think the moon is there even if I am not looking at it." Einstein 



    http://quantumenigma.com/nutshell/notable-quotes-on-quantum-physics/

    http:/ /youtu.be/Zj7Cw545f44

    https:/ /youtu.be/QpXSQDVqzsA


    Hubble is a plane.

    https:/ /youtu.be/SIfp0lIpyxs

  • ImbsterImbster 89 Pts
    edited June 22
    Well what I think disproves is the fact that discoveries happen in other regions of the earth that you may not have known of. Therefore your mind didn't generate that research but the other person did and it'd be impossible to already have known or generate the idea of every research ever conducted with your own brain alone.
  • It's a great theory! 

    Their are theories that the human brain imagines everything. The brain tells the eyes what to see potentially according to some theories. This theory could be simialar and say that everybody is a figment of your imagination.
    That's not quite Solipsism. Solipsism basically only goes as far as "I think therefore I am" and views the trusting of your senses as an assumption.

    On this basis you can't assume you have eyes or even a brain.
    natbarons
  • @alwayscorrect , I respectfully disagree with part of that argument.

    I believe solipsism is imagining what's around you, like humans beings.
  • ErfisflatErfisflat 385 PtsPremium Member
    Premium Member
    Imbster said:
    Well what I think disproves is the fact that discoveries happen in other regions of the earth that you may not have known of. Therefore your mind didn't generate that research but the other person did and it'd be impossible to already have known or generate the idea of every research ever conducted with your own brain alone.
    That research could be generated by the mind alone, and if it is practical, that new information can be used to create new information in your reality. Anything, you receive a phone call for instance, and until the phone rings, the other person doesn't exist, then, your subconscious creates their voice. Plan a visit, and your subconscious creates them.

    http:/ /youtu.be/Zj7Cw545f44

    https:/ /youtu.be/QpXSQDVqzsA


    Hubble is a plane.

    https:/ /youtu.be/SIfp0lIpyxs

  • PowerPikachu21PowerPikachu21 101 Pts
    edited June 22
    A shame I couldn't bend this world to my will if I am imagining it all. If it's possible to bend our lucid dreams, then why not a false reality?
    comey_testify
  • @powerpicachu21, I'm sure that this comes with some sort of physical limit.
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