solipsism


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

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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.
This position is also open to the same concerns that Arnold has about Fodor's methodological solipsism, namely that this reduction to what appears directly does not necessarily make an explanation in causal terms easier.
Again, most post-modern authors of scientism, as well as the majority of so-called "scientists", do not seem to intuitively emphasize the need for the deconstruction of the ultimately illogical-pathological state of a world much plagued with hypersemiotics, hypernarration, oxymoronism, sycophancy, pseudo-objectivity, pseudo-science, pseudophilosophy, pseudo-spirituality, pseudo-artistry, solipsism, and ontic-epistemic shallowness.
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.
Deely, in short, returns to the notion of esse intentionale as a means of (1) transcending modern solipsism and nominalism and (2) vindicating the reality of relations.
In this article, I will suggest that these remarks by Kant should lead us to take seriously the problem of ethical solipsism in relation to the morally central concept of guilt.
Clockwise from top left: The Chemical of Us; Low of Solipsism and Sort of Fairytale
However, his tone becomes callous or dismissive, and when it does, his quest for universality gives way to solipsism.