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(philosophy) the philosophical theory that the self is all that you know to exist

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Additionally, given that he is not a solipsist, we may suppose that our neurosurgeon accepts reports on the part of his patient to be enjoying certain inner experiences, mental events that would otherwise remain unknown to him.
The appeal to a final good is Plato's procedure for asking a question a rational man is right to ask, and for answering it; when the procedure is rightly understood, it is clearer that he does not seek to show that morality promotes a solipsist end, but that it is worthwhile in itself for someone who correctly decides the kind of life he has best reason to choose [.
And I imagine it terrifies you, too: There's little room in a kingdom of priests for bonapartes and solipsists.
Because humans are complex beings and not the mechanical solipsists of the Chicago world, these social-moral beings are able to engage in the continuous building of the societal systems required for the development of their exchanges.
Picking up Gorky's cue that these fretting, exasperated creatures are, to begin with, all solipsists, Davies blends these soloists into an increasingly entertaining orchestral whole.
Noting the contrasting views of Christians, Thornton Wilder, any number of Eastern religions, and the Solipsists, this judge concluded that courts are not required to evaluate the meaning of such understandings in making this determination.
Brains without bodies and not much conscience, either, they are meddlers, dabblers: cheapskates of the spirit at best, solipsists at worst.
14) Founder and sole member of the Springfield Solipsists Social Club.
But I find it hard to believe that Lisa's sole interest in pastoral is corruption, that XEclogue is first and foremost a bad dream visited on the sleeping solipsists of our patriarchic culture.
They are monads of self-preservation, atoms of moral solipsism, and--to return to the passage describing the whole "mad hierarchy"--their "fraternity" is paradoxical precisely because one cannot have fraternity among solipsists.