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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.
By refusing to view life solipsistically and accepting the life that best suits her, she is able to reconcile her ideals with the facts and achieve wholeness (Perlis 176).
Less solipsistically (and setting aside the question of whether "solipsism" marks me as an ungrateful third wave daughter, or a blinded second wave liberal), I have been working on Simone de Beauvoir and the 1950s, which presumably would be waves 1.
She is a figure of speech, an ornamental apostrophe to an external being that ironically exposes the absence of any such genuine externality in a solipsistically self-reflexive age.
It is under these conditions that economic theory describes a rational maximization process that inevitably leads "self-centered islands" to necessarily reach social optimum while solipsistically pursuing "happiness.
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.
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.