Definitions for solipsismˈsɒl ɪpˌsɪz əm

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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)


  2. Solipsism(noun)


  3. Origin: [L. solus alone + ipse self.]


  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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