Friday, July 10, 2009

Hal Jordan, Action Philosopher!

The first in an on-going series.

Today, Hal demonstrates his own personal philsophy:


SOLIPSISM
Solipsism is the philosophical idea that one's own mind is all that exists. Solipsism is an epistemological or ontological position that knowledge of anything outside the mind is unjustified. The external world and other minds cannot be known and might not exist. In the history of philosophy, solipsism has served as a skeptical hypothesis.

Because it's all about Hal, you know.

Other famous solipsists include A.E. Housman, God, Archie Andrews, and Stan Lee.

7 comments:

SallyP said...

Well, the idea that Hal is a Solipsimsismsssist...er...thingie, makes perfect sense. Because it IS all about Hal. All Hal, All the Time.

And here I was, just thinking that he was a simple narcissist.

LissBirds said...

What can I say? It's Hal's world. We just live in it.

Having a degree in philosophy I find this post intensely amusing. I can't wait to see the next installment of Hal Jordan, Action Philosopher. :)

Anonymous said...

Hal thinks his head is the only thing in existence; reality begs to differ and presents evidence to the contrary whenever possible.

Oh, my word verification is "scarchin". Go figure.

Sea-of-Green said...

What else can one expect from the most self-centered superhero of all time? ;-)

Will Emmons said...

LoL. Solid post, Scip.

Off topic: Did you ever get done with those black superhero/black interest/etc sheets you were working on and if so would you mind emailing them to me?

Anonymous said...

Considering Hal's superpowers are powered by his willpower, what else should you expect? He'd be derelict in his duties if he dismissed his own mind.

steve mitchell said...

Green Lantern: Solipsist.

Spider-Man: Existentialist.

Batman: Pragmatist.

Doctor Doom: Nietzschean.

The Question: Objectivist.

Iron Man: Logical positivist.

Chess: My word verification entry, and also, when played used HeroClix figures, Despero's favorite game.