Definitions for solipsismˈsɒl ɪpˌsɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sol•ip•sismˈsɒl ɪpˌsɪz əm(n.)

  1. the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist.

    Category: Philosphy

  2. self-absorption.

Origin of solipsism:

1880–85; < L sōl(us) only, sole1+ips(e) self + -ism


Princeton's WordNet

  1. solipsism(noun)

    (philosophy) the philosophical theory that the self is all that you know to exist


  1. solipsism(Noun)

    The theory that the self is all that exists or that can be proven to exist.

  2. solipsism(Noun)

    Self-absorption, an unawareness of the views or needs of others.

  3. Origin: From solus + ipse + -ism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solipsism(noun)


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  1. Solipsism

    Solipsism is the philosophical idea that only one's own mind is sure to exist. As an epistemological position, solipsism holds that knowledge of anything outside one's own mind is unsure. The external world and other minds cannot be known, and might not exist outside the mind. As a metaphysical position, solipsism goes further to the conclusion that the world and other minds do not exist. As such it is the only epistemological position that, by its own postulate, is both irrefutable and yet indefensible in the same manner.


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