Call it lazy solipsism
all you want, but it's a difficult argument to counter.
It took me nearly a month to recover: I can't recall ever reacting to a television show so viscerally, yelling at the screen in futile hope that my shrieks will pierce the characters' impenetrable solipsism
SHAPE, FORM, FIGURE: THE IMPERFECTLY PERCEIVED INDIVIDUAL AND THE SOLIPSISM
Where skepticism denies the possibility of transcendence, solipsism
refuses even to consider it, to pay it heed or give it a hearing.
IF YOU didn't think you could tackle solipsism
in a book aimed at eight year olds, think again.
For if the figure of the Oriental despot repeats, at a seemingly safe cultural distance, the solipsism
that the Romantic inferiority of being necessarily risks, despotism and a putatively "Oriental" fatalism together constitute the political predicament of liberal Romanticism, even as the threat of global likeness makes conservative Romantics edgy.
This reviewer suspects a mixture of the unfortunate influence of language theory, which challenges the possibility of communication, a degree of solipsism
reinforced by certain realities of poetry's place in American culture, and an overemphasis on "self" The fact is that the long poem in this book, "The Charter of Effects," comprised of fifteen sections and supposedly the centerpiece of the collection, induces more headache than marvel.
Quoting widely from Fodor's work of over thirty years, Arnold discusses mainly two elements in Fodor's thought: the separation of a mental event's content and its causal characteristics (which belong to the mental event only insofar as it is a neurophysical event) on the one hand, and, on the other, a methodological solipsism
that Fodor has to countenance if he admits, as he did especially in his later work, that content features among the causally relevant properties of a mental event.
Life eventually cured her solipsism
, starting with her spontaneous empathy for a grad school co-worker heading off to Vietnam and by extension for all the soldiers on both sides of the conflict and all the people of Vietnam.
This methodological weakness is typical of a lot of post-modern "syllogism physics" (and ultimately the solipsism
of such scientism in general).
It's uncanny how much Dolan's style and overall solipsism
have evolved in five years' time, resulting in a funny, heartbreaking and, above all, original work--right down to its unusual 1:1 aspect ratio --that feels derivative of no one, not even himself.
Turning Duchamp on his head, El Roto ventures a possible, and defiant, response to the question of what art is: "Arte es lo que se expone donde se expone arte"--Art is what is exhibited where art is exhibited, he asserts, in a statement both accurate and critical insofar as it points out the solipsism
of the art world.