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Solipsism/Scepticism (Theories of Perception) watch

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    What is the difference between Solipsism and Scepticism?

    Can a theory of perception (specifically Indirect Realism/sense-data theory/representative realism) tend towards one but not the other?

    Also, I'm finding it hard to understand how a realist theory of perception can tend towards scepticism, since it is grounded in the fact that there is an objective reality.

    Any comments are much appreciated and reppable.


    Scepticism (global) is doubting that we can know anything for certain. Scepticism often leads to solipsism which is the theory that other minds do not exist, because in doubting that we can know anything we can doubt that other minds don't exist.

    A lot of the theories end up in the trap of solipsism in different ways, most of the time because of the varying methods of scepticism involved in those theories.
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