Tag Archives: Idealism

Is reality an illusion? If so, does it matter?

Donald D. Hoffman, a psychologist at the University of California, Irving, has been getting a lot of attention recently for his views, that evolutionary evidence indicates that reality is an illusion, that the only thing that exists are conscious minds. … Continue reading

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Proof that the external world exists?

Eric Schwitzgebel is reading Stannis Lem’s novel ‘Solaris’ and discovers in the novel a test of the existence of the external world: I instructed the satellite to give me the figure of the galactic meridiansĀ it was traversing at 22-second intervals … Continue reading

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