(3) Among many other ironical references to philosophy Beckett points out the solipsist
self-referenciality of Cartesian idea of subjectivity in Molloy through the image of man in the middle of the forest, who does his "best to go in a circle, hoping in this way to go in a straight line" Beckett (2009: 78).
It's the act of a lonely solipsist
's self-love." Conversely, the narrator reveals, Mark Nechtr "desires, some distant hard-earned day, to write something that stabs you in the heart.
Often billed the "German Joyce" (as in Finnegans Wake), his unusual writing style combined with his image as a misanthropic recluse, a "solipsist
in the heath," deterred many readers over the years.
For the dreamer is the ultimate solipsist
, revelling in fantasies about interpolating fiction, i.e.
However, I need to stress how this analysis tends to underestimate the relation between the social and the singular that characterizes the Modern novel; indeed, as Massumi affirms in respect to his theorization, the sensation-based aesthetic is not simply reducible to a subjectivist relativism, which leads to a sort of solipsist
expression, but rather to an unmediated "naive subjectivism" (2), which does not exclude its relation to sociality.
The Orientalism of Lara is, as Warren notes, a gap that somehow, phantasmatically, organizes and produces real effects in the world, a strange paradox that reappears in the final chapter on Keats, where Lamia is that Orient whose entanglement marks Lycius as an unhappy, nervous solipsist
But if you set out to become a communicator, not a scribbling solipsist
, you must get your head up above your circumstances; and it is in that gesture, that strategy of turning outwards that, in my view, some of the healing power of art resides.
and in order to preserve the purity of its heart, it flees from contact with the actual world." The beautiful soul, Hegel suggests, is a kind of ethical solipsist
: one who 'does not act," but who instead seeks to demonstrate her moral rectitude by cultivating an "inner" beauty and "by uttering fine sentiments" (1977, 400).
Both, in his 2007 and his 2012, Putnam reminds us that by the time he wrote Reason, Truth, and History, and defined truth as idealized justification, he wasn't aware of the solipsist
"dilemma" of conflating the meaning of a sentence with its assertability conditions.
Social action is the name of the game, and what people think and do is either the result of a solipsist
process or a consequence of structural contexts.
Currently, writing is no longer seen as a solipsist
cognitive process that begins and ends with the individual.
From this point of view, the solipsist
's fallacy lies in his failure to apply his skeptical argument to his apparent self.
The avantgarde that Hassan traces through Sade to Hemingway and Kafka, and finally to Genet and Beckett, is a "literature of silence" that "de-realizes the world" and then either "turns consciousness upon itself" or condemns it to the solipsist
drama of self and anti-self, to the autism of an "ambivalent semantic." (16)
Dwight Eisenhower's command: "Subordination held little appeal for a solipsist
.'' Soldiers visited Picasso in his Paris studio where Hemingway, who ghostwrote love letters for some soldiers, "had left behind a box of grenades.'' Churchill, whose thoughts encompassed millennia past and future, ordered German rocket sites on the French side of the English Channel destroyed so the French could not use them "if they fall out of temper with us.''
In a democratic world of individual solipsists
, government is the greatest solipsist
of them all.