solipsism


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sol·ip·sism

(sōl'ip-sizm),
A philosophic concept that whatever exists is a product of will and the ideas of the person making the perception.
[L. solus, alone, + ipse, self]

solipsism

(sōl′ĭp-sĭzm) [L. solus, alone, + ipse, self]
The theory that the self may know only its feelings and changes and there is then only subjective reality.

sol·ip·sism

(sol'ip-sizm)
A philosophic concept that whatever exists is a product of will and the ideas of the person making the perception.
[L. solus, alone, + ipse, self]
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Consensus solipsism, no matter how much it is often falsely put forth as "science" and "objectivity" before both the more naive "scientists" and the gullible public, is solely based on a desired paradigm concentrated in, and funded by, corporate and governmental hands by way of visible and invisible "control by proxy" monopoly in many aspects of life, and it attempts to primitively capsize all the rest of scientific existence under its sway by non-dialectically embedding an essentially inhomogeneous, non-simply-connected, variegated world of paradigms and ideas (which it ultimately knows not
Although he has passed the stage of differentiation and been delivered from solipsism, Warren remains isolated and unable to find unity.
2) Kinney argues that O'Brien's novel delicately probes the idea of America as an imperialist nation, but ultimately suppresses that knowledge in large part through its solipsism.
Rhodes's is a heady antidote to the urban solipsism dominant in our fiction.
By exposing the mask behind the mask, and the mask behind that again, Andy Warhol constructed a viable alternative to sincerity, a version of fame and success that made an apparent virtue of solipsism, yet was profoundly private and self-concealing.
Fueling this betrayal was the decline of a unified Christian social and moral order, the increasing secularization of the spiritual (and vice versa), the rise of the modern nation state, and the emergence of the autonomous secular self beset by the terrors of solipsism and alienation.
As schoolchildren start their sprint to summery solipsism (look it up), I find myself nostalgic for the spring science fair.
Faced with a questionable, unilateral, pre-emptive military action, many found themselves locked into simplistic solipsism casting America and Britain as the bad guys, and therefore viewing their enemies' enemies as its heroes.
A limitation of this approach is illustrated by the impossibility of disproving solipsism, which we all reject.
Hurth does well to take us to the brink where the Transcendentalists saw the potential for naturalistic solipsism in their heartfelt faith.
I've never understood the charge of solipsism registered against the lyric.
Harold Bloom states, rather disdainfully, that the "fear of solipsism is greater in him than the fear of not individuating his own imagination" and that this fear is the source of Coleridge's eventual poetic failure.