Definition of solipsism in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsäləpˌsizəm/ /ˈsɑləpˌsɪzəm/

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  • The view or theory that the self is all that can be known to exist.

    ‘It seems that transcendental phenomenology inevitably involves solipsism.’
    • ‘As Heidegger puts it, anxiety testifies to a kind of ‘existential solipsism.’’
    • ‘This conclusion, however, is valid only if Searle is right in claiming that collective intentionality conforms to methodological solipsism.’
    • ‘Wittgenstein's two arguments about solipsism both dispense with it.’
    • ‘To be precise it leads to solipsism - doubting everything but your own existence - but the means they propose to limit skepticism are astounding.’


Late 19th century from Latin solus ‘alone’ + ipse ‘self’+ -ism.