April 4th, 2011

DOOM

Solipsism

 Solipsism is the philosophical idea that nothing beyond oneself can be said with any certainty to exist. If you're going to be THAT suspicious then even that fact should not be considered certain, by any means it seems to me. I reject it for a couple of reasons.

1. It's a useless dead-end of thought.
2. I consider there to be sufficient evidence for an external universe by which to proceed.

I am a skeptic and I have some sympathy for the ideas behind solipsism but I consider it to be sophomoric navel gazing and not to be an interesting or useful proposition. Couple that with point 2 above and I reject it.