Solipsism In The Virtual World

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In the virtual world, we are not responsible for lives of other visitors; our miscalculation, clumsiness, negligence will not run hurt anyone. In virtual world there are no actions and consequences, only the procedures, actions, effects. In the virtual world nothing collide realistically; there is no finality, end, pain, anxiety, guilt, remorse, shame, borderline situations, there is, therefore, no work on the matter, on the other, on itself, there are no inner psychic conflicts, catharsis, transformation, sublimation. No density, opacity, no resistance to reality that encourages exploration, combat, self-transcendence. Acquisition and improvement of skills in solving the tasks set out in virtual scenarios, hire at least our body, thus, in…show more content…
Why it`s so easy to forget the primary element, arhé, from which it emerges and acquired all real and all virtual? Gabriel Marcel indicates that the basic metaphysical misunderstanding due to human ability to create mental distance from the body and to watch it from a distance, exposing thought, tempted to break away from the body and make it pure subject. Although this objectivist position is inevitable when we intervening rational or scientific reflection, it is, basically - contradictory. The problem of the idealistic or virtualistic solipsism, as the ultimate consequence of mass mediatization (in terms of digitization and mediation of bodily-perceptual immediacy), spectacularization of reality is based on forgetting their own original assumptions and roots; and this is carnal, sensual being, i.e. embeddedness of cognitive processes in concrete, individual, organic, sensual existence. The ideology of virtuality loses sight, hearing, touch, movement, smell, taste, senses belonging to existential ground, to original participation in real world. However, the universal roots of thought and virtuality (which is a thought or a product of thought) are sensualistic. Individual, sensual existence is the original datum, presence in the world that precedes any reflection. What can be confusing is man's ability to form mental representations of everything and ability to reflect fundamental physical sensation, but without being able to shed light on the end and to become fully transparent fixture - an object of thought. From the standpoint of abstract thoughts, immediacy appears as subject of endless
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