Saturday, June 9

A Ludic Natural Fantasy, Short Film SOLIPSIST

Solipsism ( /ˈsɒlɨpsɪzəm/) is the philosophical idea that only one's own mind is sure to exist. 

Following the success of his short film Doll Face (see my previous post),  Andrew Thomas Huang directed this new ludic short film SOLIPSIST, winner at SLAMDANCE 2012 of the Special Jury Prize for Experimental Short.

Solipsism ( /ˈsɒlɨpsɪzəm/) The term comes from the Latin solus (alone) and ipse (self). Solipsism as an epistemological position holds that knowledge of anything outside one's own mind is unsure. The external world and other minds cannot be known, and might not exist outside the mind. As a metaphysical position, solipsism goes further to the conclusion that the world and other minds do not exist. As such it is the only epistemological position that, by its own postulate, is both irrefutable and yet indefensible in the same manner. Although the number of individuals sincerely espousing solipsism has been small, it is not uncommon for one philosopher to accuse another's arguments of entailing solipsism as an unwanted consequence, in a kind of reductio ad absurdum. In the history of philosophy, solipsism has served as a skeptical hypothesis.

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