Word of the Day: Solipsism

so-lip-sism / ˈsō-ləp-ˌsi-zəm

 

noun

 

  1. the theory that only the self exists or can be proven to exist

I discover in my experiential space evidence for the wrongness of solipsism, and this evidence is called beauty.

Timothy Morton, 1968-

 

  1. extreme self-absorption

If the concept of identification suggested that an individual experiences a work as a mirror in which he might recognize himself, the notion of relatability implies that the work in question serves like a selfie: a flattering confirmation of an individual’s solipsism.

Rebecca Mead, 1966-