solipsism


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

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He has the moral solipsism of King Lear--"For my own good/All causes shall give way"--but his is brought on by desperation rather than by resentment.
Expressing the naivete of solipsism, in which the material world exists only as a product of perception, "form"--with its correlates of "appear" and "vanish"--represents the perceived character as a mere phenomenal object, in contrast to the lasting and fully human nature of the perceiving subject.
Since its inception, the form has doubtless been tempted and, in too many instances, too readily seduced by solipsism, and yet it has also resisted this temptation, transmogrifying itself into a concrete universal, an I who experiences ascending to the one who philosophizes--and returning all the richer.
A fine introduction considers the rhetorical and figurative impulses of Romantic Orientalism: a tendency to invoke earlier texts as pre-texts, a predisposition to worry about solipsism as both a poetic condition and globally untenable, and a recognition, philosophical and poetic, of belatedness.
Without necessarily being one of Fodor's "workaday philosophers" trying to keep up with Putnam's work in each and every one of these areas, I will address in this essay one of the topics to which Putnam has shown a good deal of concern in his latest publications, namely, the relation between solipsism and his former doctrine of internal realism.
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.
This is dangerous; English- language journalists already live in a little bubble without the added solipsism of a still- elite medium like the internet.
The aim of this essay is to respond to criticisms of O'Brien's work that consistently claim its ethnocentric solipsism reinforces American imperialism.
To thus accuse Heidegger of a kind of ethical solipsism which maintains that ethics only needs to examine Dasein's being seems to me to ignore the most important claim Heidegger makes about Dasein: namely, that it is nothing apart from its world; that to investigate the one is necessarily to investigate the other.
Both Madsen and D'Agata challenge our own environmental and existential solipsism with works of art bleak and necessary.
Ward and Johnson contend that Wittgenstein denies the reality of the metaphysical self, the thinking subject: the I is not part of the world, solipsism and pure realism coincide, and the meaning of 'solipsism' shows itself.