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1. Philosophy The theory that the self is the only thing that can be known and verified.
2. The view that the self is the only reality.
3. Absorption with oneself without consideration for the needs and desires of others: a self-indulgent memoir that revealed the author's solipsism.
[Latin sōlus, alone; see s(w)e- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + Latin ipse, self + -ism.]
(Philosophy) philosophy the extreme form of scepticism which denies the possibility of any knowledge other than of one's own existence
[C19: from Latin sōlus alone + ipse self]
ˈsolipsist n, adj
sol•ip•sism(ˈsɒl ɪpˌsɪz əm)
1. the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist.
the theory that only the self exists or can be proved to exist. Also called panegoism. — solipsist, n. — solipsistic, adj.See also: Philosophy
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|Noun||1.||solipsism - (philosophy) the philosophical theory that the self is all that you know to exist|
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics