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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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On the classical account, we have reflective access to our thoughts independently of initiation into the socio-linguistic sphere, whose role is reduced to fixing the conventional sounds and marks to be attached to our solipsistically constituted thoughts.
In pointed and wonderful contrast to the non-representative, solipsistically abstract, the bourgeois-touted practitioners of Bank and Insurance Company art.
Each of Barnes's three major characters has, solipsistically, a fundamentally different mythology of what "love" really is and what goal the lover should try to attain: "true" love, "first" love, or "as much love as possible.
Americans tend to write history solipsistically, as if all things good and evil are made in the U.
Rather than attend to her complex needs, he solipsistically meditates on the 'terror of the self, of letting the self go so far free that one night it might break away, detach entirely and become another, leaving behind it only a talking shell, an empty costume standing there aghast, topped by an eyeless mask'.
But I really discovered what I should be doing with Albert Angelo (1964) where I broke through the English disease of the objective correlative to speak truth directly if solipsistically in the novel form, and heard my own small voice.
276) The encounter with the other is the heart of being; it is an ethical bond because "only by discovering the irreducibility of the alterity of the Other can I understand that I am neither solipsistically alone in the world nor part of a totality to which all others also belong.
The assumption that a particular concept may be individuated by inferential role construed solipsistically may rest on a picture like this: a homunculus in my head is watching an internal monitor, where the interpretation of what is on the monitor is determined independently of what the monitor is hooked up to.
He scornfully dismisses the value of "autistically or solipsistically peering into oneself" and calls instead for "listening attentively to what thoughtful people of different times and places had to say about the good life" (I, ix-x).
4:10, 19); (3) any mystical interpretation that solipsistically limits love to the relationship between God and the self, which would exclude the fulfillment of the commandment of love for others'.
As Tamar Katz has observed, Pater stressed "the troubling question of the subject's relation to the external world": "was the subject, he asked, endlessly open to sensations, wholly formed by its historical, cultural place, or did it stand apart, solipsistically enclosed, removed from the structures of a world outside?
Sure, many of my earlier poems have a concept of the self which is romantic: the speaker is often solipsistically wringing his hands while looking out a window, seeing vaguely poetic things which remind him of other vaguely poetic things, and somehow trying to negotiate his way through those tired tropes.