Self-absorption, an unawareness of the views or needs of others.
The theory that the self can be aware of nothing but its own experiences and states.
(philosophy) The theory that the self is all that exists or that can be proven to exist.
The theory that nothing exists or is real but the self.
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.
The theory that the self is the only thing that can be known and verified.
The view that the self is the only reality.
Origin of solipsism
Latin sōlusalones(w)e- in Indo-European roots Latin ipseself–ism
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latinsolus (“alone") +"Ž ipse (“self") +"Ž -ism.
Solipsism Sentence Examples
And one of its weaknesses is its own solipsism, its own narcissism.
For the sake of clearness it seems desirable to keep for the future the term "relativity of knowledge" to the first meaning explained above: for the second meaning it has been superseded in contemporary philosophizing by the terms "subjectivism," "subjective idealism," and, for its extreme form, "solipsism" (q.v.).
Avoiding solipsism requires that we assign consciousness (or reality) to everyone we could meet who is sufficiently similar to ourselves.