First of all, Wikipedia's definition of solipsism:
Solipsism is the philosophical idea that only one's own mind is sure to exist.
So it's pretty much the philosophy/belief that, because you can't experience as others, you're the only one to exist. And everyone and everything else is just product of your imagination.
See, I have to admit, I was reading about it yesterday and it wasn't a good idea. I was not feeling very good because of some personal problems, and now I feel like I 'caught' a bit of solipsism. The point is, I don't actually believe it, but it's so hard to disprove to me that, not feeling my best, it's affected me a bit in the sense that I've been recurrently thinking about it. This is not a first, though, anxiety has been a problem for me in the past - I've been anxious about having cancer, diabetes or tetanus. Lol.
Okay, so I already made it too personal. Do you guys think solipsism can be disproved? Here's my reasoning:
- It may be hard to disprove, but it's also impossible to prove.
- It ultimately creates tons of questions instead of answers, it's just completely impractical.
And a quote from here
Can we not use the lack of ability to disprove claim in reverse though? If you are going to claim 99% of this reality is fake, does that not take more faith than just believing it is all real?
So, what's your opinion on this?