illusion of invisible

The philosopher Aaron James posits that people with this personality type are so infuriating—even when the inconvenience they cause us is negligible—because they refuse to recognize the moral reality of those around them.

It’s a pathology that seems increasingly common, I suspect in part because people now spend so much time in the solipsist’s paradise of the Internet that they carry its illusion of invisible (and inaudible) omniscience back with them out into the real world.

Continue reading:

Kreider, Tim. “The Quiet Ones.” The New York Times. 17 Nov. 2012.


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