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Christian Tractatus

(Text as at 12/08/2007 10:17:46)

Idealism and solipsism are to be rejected.

  1. By idealism (immaterialism) I understand the view (held by Berkeley and others) that, since all experience is mediated through the senses and is perceived by the mind, so that all we perceive are mental images, matter is an unnecessary hypothesis which may be dispensed with.
  2. Solipsism is an extreme form of immaterialism which states that only I exist, since all I perceive are my own thoughts or perceptions.
  3. I reject these views, not because they are refutable, but because they are irrefutable. They explain everything & nothing.

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