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  1. I slightly disagree with Yuri: in the variant described in the question, this is still not exactly solipsism. Solipsism does not regard other living beings as “modifications of me”; it simply denies their existence entirely, admitting only the existence of a single thinking subject. But judging by the conditions given in the question, this is not necessarily a solipsistic ontology , but rather a total unity of everything.�

    For example, an ontology of the form “I am one with God, and God encompasses everything” in the form of mystical pantheism can give the position described in the question (since I am identical with God, and everything is a modification of God, then everything is a modification of me). Similarly, for a Buddhist, everything we experience is just a state of mind, and the mind, in turn, is illusory. Buddhism, in this sense, is more radical than Solipsism, since it does not recognize the existence of even the most knowing subject. But that is precisely why it is closer to the question posed, because the ontological status of the “me” and external objects is identical in Buddhism (but not in Solipsism).

    But the closest thing in the history of Western philosophy to the thesis described, perhaps, was Fichte's philosophy with its concept of two “I's”. For Fichte, our consciousness and the external world are equally products of the activity of the universal potency of the “I”, the absolute”I”. And, yes, for Fichte, everything, both your consciousness and everything that surrounds you, are products of this great creative activity of the absolute Self, its manifestations, modifications.

  2. In Hinduism and related teachings, there is an idea of Brahman. Everything is its manifestation. Everything is Brahman. “I am That” is said in Advaita Vedanta, where I am the individual soul and That is the higher Self (Brahman). In Buddhism, this is Adi-Buddha. In Sufism, everything is considered a manifestation of God. Ein Sof in Kabbalah is the eternal existence of a potential multiplicity of creative forces in an absolutely single Being (our world and all of us emerge from it). The idea of the unity of everything is characteristic of pantheism (everything is God) and panentism (God in everything). Chuang Tzu denotes the pantheistic character of Taoism: “Heaven and I are created together, and all things and I are one. “The ancient mystic Hermes Trismegistus says that,” That which hears and sees in you is I, your Lord, the Mind… Let man know himself.” And we all hear and see. In ancient philosophy, there were ideas of emanation and the Universal Soul. Emanation is the process of the world emerging from a Single divine source. World soul — in philosophy, a single inner nature of the world, thought of as the Highest living being with aspirations, ideas and feelings (the Higher Self). Physicist David Bohm developed a holographic model of the universe in the early 1970s. Bohm believed that all individuals are interconnected. According to Bohm, everything, including consciousness and matter, actively affects the whole, and through the whole, all its components. Everything, including thoughts and actions, grows from a single base, leading to the fact that any change in one part of the world is immediately followed by a change in everything. The idea that everything in the world is one and is a manifestation of the higher Self is characteristic of many philosophical, religious, mystical and esoteric teachings and is a frequent content of mystical experiences. Victor Pelevin's novel “The Invincible Sun”is dedicated to the idea that the world is an interweaving of threads of the world soul.

  3. There is, but a little bit wrong:

    In the mass media and culture, a whole kaleidoscope of Dostoevsky, Kafka, Schopenhauer and yellow press with French cinema is thrown on the market. Each of us chooses from this set – only the set that we have inside ourselves.

    Figuratively speaking: – what I consume from this smorgasbord of culture is the real Me.

    Another thing is that many of us are changing in our lives. In youth-some, in maturity-others. Or more mature or more … well, let's call it “special”.

    As the classic said – Wisdom (or maturity) comes with old age. But, sometimes, old age comes alone.

  4. This trend in philosophy is called solipsism. The main point is that all the experience experienced by a person comes from himself, everything around him is a manifestation of his personality

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