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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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introspective and solipsistic nature of his confession, the psychopath
Consider, for example, both the case of classical Hegelian solipsistic syllogism (in the case of absolutist history and sociology) and the generic example of the one-dimensionality (one-sidedness) between technological gadgets (which can easily be substituted by any given operational post-modern notion) in the "free market" and the majority of their users: a great gap exists between the given (gadgets as conditions) and the conditioned (subjects), that is, unless the subjects are the creators or producers--not mere buyers--of the said gadgets.
In particular, works by novelist and filmmaker Neil Jordan provide an illustration of this solipsistic logic.
Levinas has seen this revolutionary aspect of the revelation, and by turning away from the understanding of the subject as solipsistic and instead constituting it by its responsibility for another, by justice, Levinas has not only delineated an understanding of the subject that is preeminently social, but also political (despite the frequent charge that his ethics lacks a politics).
Deconstruct "no physical limitation" and we are into the earthly paradise of "no-limits", where neo-classical economists play their solipsistic games.
But I admit to wishing I had a hobby, something that would prevent me from falling into an entirely solipsistic existence.
Caught in his own solipsistic worldview, Tom not only is incapable of understanding Jim's suffering; he puts the slave in mortal danger to fulfill his own romantic notions of escape and derring-do.
Each regards itself as the primary political expression of a victim nation and draws from that a solipsistic self-righteousness that is used to justify ruthless means.
This discovery can bring comfort to the isolate or outsider; it can also deflate the solipsistic ego that believes its experience of life is unique.
Selfish, solipsistic, sneering, savage - she is a bolshie brat grown big.
In the same Post issue we had the usual governmental sanguine propaganda, from the solipsistic Transport Secretary, Alistair Darling, informing us all that pounds 180 million has been invested in our area?