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Single Idea 21227

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 4. Solipsism]

Full Idea

All philosophies inspired in the Cogito have the problem of building a bridge from the starting point of consciousness to the external world. The result of this is the isolation and solitude of the very ego.

Gist of Idea

The Cogito demands a bridge to the world, and ends in isolating the ego


Victor Velarde-Mayol (On Husserl [2000], 4.7.2)

A Reaction

This strikes me as a pretty good reason not to develop a philosophy which is inspired by the Cogito.

Book Reference

Velarde-Mayol,Victor: 'On Husserl' [Wadsworth 2000], p.75