What is solipsism? Discuss Berkeley's subjective idealism.
Solipsism is the belief that nothing other than the individual's mind exists verifiably. Subjective idealism as defined by Berkeley says that the world is not made by matter, but by the minds of God and other humans. Berkeley does not deny the existence of other individuals or even God. Solipsism is a step further than subjective idealism in that way since it denies the existence of absolutely anything that can't be completely proven.
Solipsism is the philosophical idea that only one's mind is sure to exist. From this it follows that the external world around us and other people's minds may not actually exist. Although I can know my own mind and its contents with certainty, the same cannot be said of what's outside the mind. And there may not even be such a thing. Other people's minds may not exist either, as there's simply no way for me to enter into them.
There are few examples of philosophers accepting solipsism in its entirety, not least because there's little point in disseminating one's ideas if one cannot be sure that...
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