Definition of Solipsism

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

Category relationships: Philosophy
Generic synonyms: Philosophical Doctrine, Philosophical Theory



Definition of Solipsism

1. n. Egotism.

Definition of Solipsism

1. Noun. (philosophy) The theory that the self is all that exists or that can be proven to exist. ¹

2. Noun. Self-absorption, an unawareness of the views or needs of others. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Solipsism

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Medical Definition of Solipsism

1. 1. Egotism. 2. Egoism. Origin: L. Solus alone + ipse self. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Solipsism

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1. Humanism; Philosophical Essays by Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller (1912)
"(6) The interdependence of subject and object also leads to solipsism. i^- The Humanist rejection of solipsism and its pragmatic confirmation. ..."

2. Some Dogmas of Religion by John McTaggart Ellis McTaggart (1906)
"The denial of matter, it must also be noticed, does not lead us towards solipsism — that is to say, to the denial by each individual of all reality except ..."

3. Studies in Humanism by Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller (1907)
"When solipsism is defined as the doctrine that as all experience is my experience, ... Indeed, the full atrocity of solipsism only reveals itself when it is ..."

4. Appearance and Reality: A Metaphysical Essay by Francis Herbert Bradley (1893)
"My way of contact with Reality is through / a second truth to which solipsism has blindly borne a limited aperture. For I cannot get at it directly except ..."

5. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"Consistent subjective idealism would seem to involve not only a denial of the reality of other persons (solipsism), but a sensationa- listic scepticism like ..."

6. An Introduction to Philosophy by Orlin Ottman Fletcher (1913)
"CHAPTER XVII solipsism § 65. The Doctrine Stated. ... This doctrine is known as solipsism. But, while it would be difficult, if not impossible, ..."

7. The Individual and Reality: An Essay Touching the First Principles of by Edward Douglas Fawcett (1909)
"A PROVISIONAL solipsism JUSTIFIED. § 2. Appearances, as aspects of my sentient experience, appear—flow in a conscious Centre which can be regarded, ..."

8. Idola Theatri: A Criticism of Oxford Thought and Thinkers from the by Henry Cecil Sturt, ( (1906)
"The culmination of the tendency is solipsism, where the object is merged entirely in the subject, and language is used which would preclude the reality even ..."

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