Hi Stephen P. King 

But how could one know if the others are telling the truth ?
The surest test could only be a Turing Test. 

Plus I have another difficulty with solipsim. If perception
must proceed existence, then one could never be stabbed
in the back. 

[Roger Clough], [rclo...@verizon.net]
11/16/2012 
"Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen

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On 11/16/2012 6:44 AM, Roger Clough wrote:

Hi Stephen P. King 

How is the agreement of many minds known if they are all solipsists ? 

Hi Roger,

    The agreement is known by the appearance of a common world. It is the 
manifestation of their "mutual truth". 




[Roger Clough], [rclo...@verizon.net]
11/16/2012 
"Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen

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On 11/15/2012 11:27 AM, Roger Clough wrote:

Hi Stephen P. King 

But many minds are in agreement that God exists, so that must be true ?

Hi Roger,

    In my proposed definitions, "must" only follows if and only if there is no 
accessible possible world where a contraindication of the agreement occurs. Put 
more simply, a statement is true iff there is no knowable contradiction of the 
statement. The possible existence of an unknowable contradiction to the truth 
of a statement acts to support the idea of fallibility.



And must unicorns exist because I believe that they do ?

    The existence or non-existence is not contingent on anything, especially 
the belief of one person. Your question should be phrased as: "Must unicorns be 
a physical creature because of my belief in such?" The answer might be "yes" is 
there is some means by which your belief has the causal power to generate a 
physical being.




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Stephen

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