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The Perfect Explaination of the Solipsism Theory

Samarpita Choudhury Jun 3, 2019
Solipsism theory is not superiority complex. In fact, it is graver than it. Take a glance at the definition, meaning, and arguments of this theory.
The maiden use of the term 'solipsism' was made in the 1870s.
From the Latin words, sol and ipse, emerged the term Solipsism. Sol in Latin stands for alone, and ipse denotes that nothing but only self is reality. So, from this we can infer that, this is a belief system or a theory that states that the only truth or the only thing that is reality, or that which exists is the self.
One's own existence is reality, and anything that falls short of one's own existence, is far from reality. It is closely interrelated to the concepts of ego and subjective idealism. It questions and doubts any reasons that aim at the existence of anything else apart from the self. According to the premise of subjective idealism, nothing but only 'I exist'.
According to this concept of philosophy, apart from self and its reasons, nothing can be verified and understood, and, hence, nothing but only the mind can be known. The advocates of this theory state that there is no existence of any outside world.
Everything is within one's own mind. This thought about the nonexistence of the world and the belief that only one's own mind is the ultimate truth is known as Absolute solipsism.

This is not an unlikely situation that if a person spends a considerably long duration in isolation, he feels that there isn't any existence of the external world at all.
It postulates that the only event that could be narrated in entirety is one's experiences that he alone has experienced.

This was a brief insight into solipsism philosophical theory and its definition. Now, we shall delve deeper into the minute nuances that make up the excerpts of this theory.

Solipsism Syndrome

The simplest way to know about Solipsism Syndrome is to ask the question, is there anything called reality?
If anyone has doubts about the whole parlance of reality, except for his own existence, then he is for sure, down with this peculiar syndrome.

The condition compels the sufferer to believe that all reality exists only inside the mind, and there isn't anything that exists outside the mind; if it does, it is only in dreams, not in reality.
The sufferers distance themselves from their surroundings, so much that they become loners, indifferent to the real world around them.

Solipsism and the entire gamut of the syndrome associated with it are directly influenced by the idea of skepticism, according to which a person is doubtful about the authenticity of something.
Therefore, since no one has yet been able to determine the roots of the existence of the world, and the universe at large, the solipsists believe that it is grossly a falsity.
There are ample arguments that don't complement the logic and truth behind this theory of solipsism. While solipsism negates the existence of the world, and everything pertaining to it, the counter arguments however, uphold strong belief in the existence of the world, and all which is contained within it.
Arguments against solipsism counteract the postulates of solipsism, and state that it is just one's mind that harbors such thoughts, and one's thoughts alone cannot change the reality.