What if Solipsistic Morality was Normal?

Robert Owen (rowen@technologist.com)
Mon, 11 Oct 1999 02:27:39 -0400

To all you budding Solipsists out there, I want to make you aware of the danger you may face in case of:

[1] an emergency like a a plane crash, a natural

disaster that disrupts all logistical systems, a riot;
[2] a state of total war, probably nuclear, in which all

social structures and institutions were destroyed;
[3] your imprisonment whether innocent or not in

many State and most Federal penitentiaries.
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You would immediately become aware that, under these circumstances, many people would subscribe to your Moral System. You would confront a terrifying Hobbesian nightmare where, to your paralyzing dismay, you were the prey in the middle of a circle of relentlessly advancing human predators, whose prior socialization enabled them to see the advantage, as wild dogs do, of hunting in packs.

Robert M. Owen
The Orion Institute
57 W. Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA