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Thread #59418   Message #987191
Posted By: Amos
20-Jul-03 - 07:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Just so you know, and as a reflection on the basic nature of the thing, "solipsism" contains no "why". Nor any "y", anyway. True solipsists always know why.

Function:       noun
Etymology:       Latin solus alone + ipse self
Date:       1874
: a theory holding that the self can know nothing but its own modifications and that the self is the only existent thing

(Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary)