• Michael
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    So you don't have an argument to support your claim that there is an external world. You're just convinced that there is one?
  • creativesoul
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    I just outlined two of them.
  • Janus
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    Sigh all you like...but, if you're going to quote what I wrote at least quote the whole of the passage.
  • creativesoul
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    Here's what I want to discuss...

    If it is the case that all thought and belief are existentially dependent upon a plurality, and a plurality negates solipsism, then solipsism is negated by the way things are... which is the way it should be.

    If it is the case that solipsism is a philosophical position, and all philosophical positions are existentially dependent upon thought and belief, and all thought and belief is existentially dependent upon an external world, then it is the case that solipsism is existentially dependent upon an external world.

    Which of the two outlined arguments above would you like to discuss?
  • creativesoul
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    These are outlines of deductive arguments, no?
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