Hey bro. Love the blog. Can you cover Solipsism for me? Particularly the difference between the metaphysical, epistemological and methodological variants? Thanks bro.
Love your site. I'd love it even more if you did an analysis on Laplace's demon. Just a suggestion.
Let's say there was a demon who knew all the laws, and could see exactly how everything was, and was kind of a dick. Weird, right? He can see everything? Except he wouldn't even need to watch you shower, because he could predict exactly how and in what way you would do it - he would know which way every drop of water would bounce. He would be able to calculate, decades in advance, who you will marry, whether her mom will hate you, and when you'll die. He could even figure out who wins the WNBA championship this year if he cared enough to do the calculations (he doesn't). Why? Because it's all governed by physics, and physics is predictable as shit, bro.
See Russell's critiques of solipsism, as well as his thoughts on a range of topics including religion and metaphysics in general: Mysticism and Logic: And Other Essays (1918)
Papers by real-life solipsists are hard to come by, it turns out, for the reasons discussed above.