Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Solipsism: is an expression for the thesis that the external world is a projection of a subject, and consequently this subject exists as the only one. See also skepticism, certainty, perception, methodical solipsism, internalism, externalism, will, self-attribution, foreign psychological, private language, privileged access.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Solipsism / Wittgenstein / Tractatus / Nagel: the truth of solipsism can not be pronounced, but still shows up in the fact that the world is always described in my language. - In this language, I can not truly say that the world is my world, because that is wrong in my language. - Nagel: if there were no subjective thoughts, they would still have to be thought by anyone.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

N I
Th. Nagel
Das letzte Wort Stuttgart 1999

N II
Th. Nagel
Was bedeutet das alles? Stuttgart 1990

N III
Th. Nagel
Die Grenzen der Objektivität Stuttgart 1991


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-21