Solipsism meaning

sŏlĭp-sĭzəm, sōlĭp-
Self-absorption, an unawareness of the views or needs of others.
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The theory that the self can be aware of nothing but its own experiences and states.
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(philosophy) The theory that the self is all that exists or that can be proven to exist.
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The theory that nothing exists or is real but the self.
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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.

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The theory that the self is the only thing that can be known and verified.
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The view that the self is the only reality.
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Origin of solipsism

  • Latin sōlus alone s(w)e- in Indo-European roots Latin ipse self –ism

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin solus (“alone") +"Ž ipse (“self") +"Ž -ism.

    From Wiktionary