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Solipsism claims that other minds do not exist and therefore other people are unconscious and feel nothing at all. Doesn't this worry you? How does philosophy deal with this?

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  • You should go to a solipsist convention sometime. You'll be surprised at the number of people you'll meet there. Dec 30 '20 at 22:52
  • And millenialists claim that the apocalypse is upon us and these are the final days. Should this worry us as well? Philosophy deals with intellectual credibility of solipsism itself, and it is not very high to worry about it much, see IEP, Solipsism and the Problem of Other Minds. But it does serve as a convenient springboard for raising philosophy of mind puzzles that are of independent interest.
    – Conifold
    Dec 30 '20 at 23:25
  • Are you saying that solipsism is just faith? And you can just believe in something else.
    – Artemon
    Dec 31 '20 at 0:20
  • I am saying that it is a faith with few good reasons to believe, and even fewer to worry about. But it helps to understand why to start believing in something else.
    – Conifold
    Dec 31 '20 at 1:13

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