I'm not a Platonist, I have no reason to believe that there is a 'real' world and certainly not that if it's there it's ascertainable to humans. I'm not a strong nihilist either but a weak nihilist. In shirt I am not confident to say 'No truth exist, there is no objective reality.' but simply 'I have not seen a prove yet of an objective reality and perhaps it's there and even provable, but I doubt it.' the point about strong nihilism is that it sort of goes against nihilism.What would I be on your scale? I looked at your cartoon and I agree, more or less, with each character's statement. I strongly suspect that an objective reality exists, even though I strongly doubt that it's existence can be proven, and even if it could I don't believe it's possible to experience really real reality in all its glory. I don't know whether I'm self-aware, but it's really easy for me to convince myself that I am, merely by the fact that something has convinced something of something, and that something is what I call "me". I don't know whether objective reality exists, but I find I'm much better off when I behave as if my actions have objective consequences.
Platonism, no doubt about that.
Na´ve realism: An objective reality exists, and we can see it. (To use Russell's argument against na´ve realism: "Na´ve realism, if true, leads to physics, physics leads to na´ve realism being false, therefore, na´ve realism, if true, it is false, therefore, it is false.")
Platonic realism: An objective reality exists, but we cannot see or ascertain it.
Antirealism: There is no such as an objective reality and/or the quŠstion's not relevant and ill-defined.
I'm with you, I don't really believe in free will. And if you're aware of your thought cascades, and where they're going, can't you hijack them? A little bit of metacognition goes a loonnnng way...
I do love it when the newbies come in swinging.
The quŠstion is if you can prove if you're aware of them? Maybe you are, maybe you aren't, but certainly you can't prove it.
Also, Cramulus: My nine post-recollection is strong enough for me to say that I haven't stated my gender yet. Or are you so misandrist that you cannot believe I am female?