How should we address the objection of solipsism, the idea that only the self can be known?

Hey, I’m a high school student in Georgia. I’ve recently been trying to figure out the philosophy and reasoning behind why I should trust reality IE why is this reality, how can I trust there are others just like me, why solipsism and illusion don’t make sense etc. I think I’ve figured out my answer by thinking about it but was wondering if you have any perspective on it that may help me? Thank you


Hi @Drew_H_apologetics, thank you for your great question.

I’ve read a few helpful things about this topic ( but I must confess that this is not an area that I have particularly worked on. I do however have some Christian friends that have at various academic levels engaged with this and would love to connect you with them. Please email me on

Thank you again for your great question.