Can a solipsist you have imagined who doesn't believe in you cause you to not exist?
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Would you join the International Society of Solipsists? Would you join the International Society of Solipsists?
Solipsism proposes that your mind is the only one existing, and that everything is a projection of your mind. Nothing exists outside of your mind.
With that laid out, the International Society of Solipsists is currently accepting applications for new members. All interested persons are invited to apply. The Society asks that you please send a brief Vita and three letters of recommendation from yourself.
* To form a sense of community with other solipsists worldwide
* To interact intellectually with fellow solipsists on a local, national, and international level
* To convince others to become solipsists
* Official Anthem: "My Way"
* Ethics symposium next fall: "The Me Generation"
Followed by a reception in the Hall of Mirrors
* Spring Seminar: "Minimizing Ontological Commitments
The Society's call to action slogan is, Solipsists of the world, UNITE!
The current membership count is 1.
The Society wants more members. Would you consider joining?
Etan Kerner writes:Solipsists of the world, unite!
According to a film my wife saw in her philosophy class, Bertrand Russell received a letter from a woman who proclaimed herself a solipsist.
She went on to say that she was surprised that there weren’t more solipsists.
Besides myself (although I consider myself only a part-time solipsist icon_wink.gif), noted SF writer Robert A. Heinlein probably was one – at least he wrote several solipsist stories and even introduced the philosophy of “pantheistic multiperson solipsism” in his magnum opus, The Number of the Beast.
Possibly as a satire of this, Iain M. Banks features a band of solipsists in his Against A Dark Background. Here’s a slightly abridged dialogue between the book’s heroine, Lady Sharrow and the solipsist leader, Elson Roa:
“But if you’re God… why do you need the others?”
…he shrugged. “My apparences? They are the sign that my will is not yet strong enough to support my existence without extraneous help.”
…”What about the others? Do they – the apparences – call themselves God, too?”
“Apparently… um, apart from one, who’s an atheist.”
“Ah-ha”, she said, nodding slowly. “And what does this person call himself?”
Could Mouser be a solipsist?