Thursday, November 08, 2007


A friend forwarded to me this link:

Pavlina is using "solipsism" as a belief, a firm belief that my consciousness is the only consciousness in existence. I use "solipsism" as an absence of belief, esentially agnosticism towards all of reality. My consciousness might be the only consciousness in existence, or it might not be; I do not and cannot know.

Within formal circles of philosophical study, Pavlina's usage would be termed "metaphysical solipsism;" my usage would be termed "epistemological solipsism."

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