Even a real solipsist might eat, sleep, talk to people etc., all under the 
impression that everything is a 
construction of his own mind. People willingly suspend disbelief in order to 
indulge in fiction or computer 
games, and a solipsist may believe that he is participating in the greatest and 
most perfect of games. I 
think that most real solipsists would eventually go mad and start to believe 
that the game is reality. Maybe 
that's why there aren't that many of them around.

Stathis Papaioannou

> To:
> Subject: Re: Reality, the bogus nature of the Turing test
> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 09:51:28 -0400
> Stathis:
> wouod a "real" solipsist even talk to you?
> John M
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Stathis Papaioannou" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "Bruno Marchal" <>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 7:21 PM
> Subject: RE: Reality, the bogus nature of the Turing test
> Bruno Marchal writes:
> > About solipsism I am not sure why you introduce the subject. It seems 
> > to me nobody defend it in the list.
> Is anyone out there really a solipsist? Has anyone ever met or talked to a 
> real solipsist?
> Stathis Papaioannou
> > 

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