And you might know of famous contemporaries in ‘continental’ philosophy who seem to deny the existence of an external world, like Jean Francois Lyotard who said, somewhat bafflingly, that the first Gulf War didn’t happen.

First of all, this was Baudrillard. Secondly, you’re misrepresenting what he actually meant. A simple google search would reveal this.

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