Word of the Day

The word for today is…

solipsism (noun) – 1. Philosophy The theory that the self is the only thing that can be known and verified.
2. The view that the self is the only reality.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1871, coined from Latin solus “alone” + ipse “self.” The view or theory that self is the only object of real knowledge or the only thing that is real. “The identification of one’s self with the Absolute is not generally intended, but the denial of there being really anybody else”.


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