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Wendy Flora
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0 posted 02-03-2000 01:24 PM       View Profile for Wendy Flora   Email Wendy Flora   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wendy Flora

There is a school of philosophy (who's name escapes me right now) that presents the theory of only one person who really exists.  For example, I am the only real person here, and you all are just figments of my imagination and my unconscious.  You all only exist in my head.
Well, here's my question: (if this is true) If I got angry and shook my head violently to clear it, would you all fall down?

-wen


 "I am everything you want
I am everything you need.
I am everything inside of you
That you wish you could be
I say all the right things
At exactly the right time
But I mean nothing to you
And I don't know why."
-"Everything You Want"
Vertical Horizon
Danny Holloway
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1 posted 02-03-2000 02:28 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

No, we would not fall down, but you would get a whiplash.  The reality is, that we are
able to TOUCH each other, in mind and body, and that signifies our real existence. And then, we become memory, not just imagination.
......just my opinion.
DH

Brad
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2 posted 02-03-2000 07:51 PM       View Profile for Brad   Email Brad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad

I think the term you want is solipsism. By the way, there is also the term multiple solipsism which Heinlein discussed in a lot of his later work (I think their are some Heinlein fans lurking around here somewhere.)

Would people fall down?

How do you do they didn't?

Brad
Wendy Flora
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3 posted 02-03-2000 09:13 PM       View Profile for Wendy Flora   Email Wendy Flora   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wendy Flora

I was JOKING!   Silly people. (just trying to bring a smile to each of you...) -wen
 
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