on this page

Or send us an email



Application form



Pathways programs

Letters to my students

How-to-do-it guide

Essay archive

Ask a philosopher

Pathways e-journal

Features page

Downloads page

Pathways portal


Pathways to Philosophy
Home



Geoffrey Klempner CV
G Klempner



International Society for Philosophers
ISFP site







PHILOSOPHY PATHWAYS electronic journal

     [home]



PHILOSOPHY PATHWAYS                   ISSN 2043-0728

philosophypathways.com/newsletter/

Issue No. 218 12th December 2017

CONTENTS

Edited by D. R. Khashaba

I. 'Solipsism' by F.H. Bradley

II. Wittgenstein on Solipsism

III. 'Solipsism a Pseudo-Problem' by D. R. Khashaba

From the List Manager

IV. 'Call for submissions: Blogs by members of Pathways and the ISFP' by Geoffrey Klempner

-=-

EDITOR'S NOTE

For this issue of Philosophy Pathways I thought of displaying various approaches to the problem or, in my view, pseudo-problem of solipsism. (I) In the first part I reproduce F. H. Bradley's classic exposition in Ch. XXI of Appearance and Reality. (II) In the second part I collect relevant passages from Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philophilosophicus. (III) In the third part I comment briefly on Bradley's text and more amply on Wittgenstein's. I had half a heart to append extracts from a paper, "Subjectivism and Solipsism", which first appeared in Philosophy Pathways Issue No. 37, 28 July 2002, but I found the issue is already long enough as it stands.

(c) D. R. Khashaba 2017

About the editor: https:---

Site: https:---

Blog: http:---

Email: dkhashaba@yahoo.com

-=-

I. 'SOLIPSISM' BY F.H. BRADLEY

Have we any reason to believe in the existence of anything beyond our private selves? Have we the smallest right to such a belief, and is it more than literally a self-delusion? We, I think, may fairly say that some metaphysicians have shown unwillingness to look this problem in the face. And yet it cannot be avoided. Since we all believe in a world beyond us, and are not prepared to give this up, it would be a scandal if that were something which upon our theory was illusive [...]

Read more...

https:---

Public domain

-=-

II. WITTGENSTEIN ON SOLIPSISM

Wittgenstein has not written a separate work or paper on the subject of solipsism, but in the Tractatus there are numerous relevant statements and remarks. Here I collect the most salient of these (in Ogden's translation) without comment [...]

Read more...

https:---

Public domain

-=-

III. 'SOLIPSISM A SELF-DELUSION' BY D. R. KHASHABA

First we have to be clear as to what we mean by solipsism. I distinguish three different senses of the term. (1) Only in a mental asylum can we meet with a person who believes that she or he is the only real thing in existence and that all the 'persons' and all the happenings she or he encounters in their waking hours are figments of their imagination and have no more substantiality than the similar images they see in their dreams [...]

Read more...

https:---

(c) D. R. Khashaba 2017

About the editor: https:---

Site: https://philosophia937.wordpress.com

Blog: http:---

Email: dkhashaba@yahoo.com

-=-

IV. 'CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BLOGS BY MEMBERS OF PATHWAYS AND THE ISFP' BY GEOFFREY KLEMPNER

In the next issue 219 of Philosophy Pathways, due to go out in January, we will be including a short feature about blogs by members of Pathways and the International Society of Philosophers.

To date, all the blogs I have been told about -- or in one or two cases found by lucky accident -- are listed on my Tentative Answers page at https:--- under 'Friendly Plugs'.

Currently, there are a mixture of links here, but if enough bloggers come forward I will make a separate list.

If you don't see your blog here, please let me know and I will add your blog to the list. It would also be good to have your comments on what your blog is about, what you are hoping to achieve, etc.

I look forward to hearing from you!

(c) Geoffrey Klempner 2017

Email: klempner@fastmail.net


[top]

Pathways to Philosophy

Original Newsletter
Home Page
Pathways Home Page