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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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Indeed, Milton's blindness gave him an artistic and imaginative edge, an acute sensitivity that should not be confused with Samson's solipsist and narcissistic portrait of blindness.
They are condemned, however, to meet in a solipsist isolation derived from 'the death of communication', following the development of their tendencies (that is, after the 'inspired' exhaust themselves in their 'babbling', unable to grasp the ineffable, and the 'builders' are drawn into a furious craftsmanship that leads to 'the suicide of absolute intimacy').
Existence: Unless a person is a narcissistic solipsist, it is posited that there is existence out there.
You've been reiterating some sophistries, Matt, which suggest you're becoming a borderline solipsist.
Others, like the Solipsist Party (motto: "E Unus Unum"), make it clear that joining is a practical impossibility.
Antigone is not a solipsist who cannot abide by the laws of others--the immanent laws of the state and its citizens--but rather shows in her autonomy the true heteronomy of the law that existed before every lawmaker: to exist is to be perpetually confronted with and claimed by the corpse of Polyneices.
Solipsism is the epistemological proposition that only the self is knowable: for the solipsist, the only reality is in individual consciousness.
This realization brings Studdock full circle: in a matter of a couple of hours, he goes from a complete solipsist and despicable creature to a man who, upon realizing he has ruined his own life, has his first completely unselfish thought in years when he worries about his wife's welfare.
14) The best access point to understanding Hegelian irony is to look back to his account of mutual recognition: once a person has entered into relations of mutual recognition with others, it would be ironic to go back and pretend to take up the perspective of the atomist or solipsist.
of Paris V-Sorbonne) and political scientist Levi (International Research Centre on Rural Cooperative Communities, Israel) asks whether it is necessary to accept a society based on the solipsist and self-interested individual, or is possible to substitute an economy based on reciprocity and interdependence.
It is the way of escape--from the cell of the self, from the solipsist nightmare, from the grubbiness of materialism, from the overwhelming fact, in every age, of sin and sorrow.
For a helpful counterbalance to the totalizing and solipsist tendencies of discourse theory on narratives about the "other," see Dupee, British Travel Writers in China, 1-24, and Dennis Porter, Haunted Journeys: Desire and Transgression in European Travel Writing (Princeton, N.