>>188616530>Sorry fellow but the argument is well-formed and rock solid
Do you actually believe that? No matter how much it impressed you when you first downloaded that pic, it just spouts nonsense with a few big words. It makes not one single argument.
The very point of Rei is that she is NOT an individual. People like her because she is NOT an individual. And the picture does at no point explain why Rei would be an individual. It states a few simple facts, but her being an individual does not follow from any of those. It's as if neither you nor the guy who made that pic understood what "individual" means. It's definitely not the opposite of an "NPC".
And like >>188616448
wrote, the "she thinks therefore she is" part makes no sense, because the functional aspect of Descartes "cogito" is the "o" (the "ego"). It is a proof of self-evidence of a thinking mind, not an onotlogical proof of everything that appears to be thinking.
Furthermore, that Asuka does not reflect on her perceptions is not based on any actual evidence but just a postulation by the author of that pic. In fact, there is no way for anyone to deduce whether anyone (other than oneself) actaully reflects on things, but we usually assume that that is the case.
The whole argument rests on those postulations, and just like Spinoza's ethics, it breaks apart once you see how nonsensical those premises are.