Delusionalism, not to be confused with the philosophy Illusionalism, is a philosophy, althought often named as the 'anti-philosophy', that focuses on the Self as a point of origin in existence. The Term itself has many meanings within philosophy, and has been noted as one of the great achievements of Human thought in the twentieth century.
It is belieevd to have originated in the 1990s, although only became well known in the 2010s. It originates as a form of Nihilism, but was later used to describe the paradox it shows. It is also known as rejection of truth and untruth, and prosposes there is no way to know.
The Nihilistic Paradox[edit | edit source]
Many people have attributed the term Delusionalism as a way to describe the often cited paradox that Nihilism may present in some form. The argument follows:
1. If there is no such thing as knowledge, then we can not know anything
2. This is itself is knowledge, and therefore contradicts itself
3. One can not say that there is no such thing as knowledge, or we can not trust our own thoughts, because this contradicts itself, and therefore is delusional
4. However, at the same time there is no evidence present as to why we should trust our thoughts, so believing we can trust our own thoughts is delusional
5. Because both options are delusional, we are unable to choose either