- Solipsism is the theory that only the self is real and that the self cannot be aware of anything else except itself.
An example of solipsism is the idea that nothing matters except yourself.
solipsism definition by Webster's New World
- the theory that the self can be aware of nothing but its own experiences and states
- the theory that nothing exists or is real but the self
Origin: ; from Classical Latin solus, alone, sole plush ipse, self plush -ism
solipsism definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The theory that the self is the only thing that can be known and verified.
- The theory or view that the self is the only reality.
Origin: Latin sōlus, alone; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + Latin ipse, self + -ism.
- solˈip·sist noun
- solˌip·sisˈtic adjective
solipsism - Cultural Definition
The belief that all reality is just one's own imagining of reality, and that one's self is the only thing that exists.