Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Word of the Day: solipsistic

I've not done this segment in a while, but here goes:

Solipsism (noun):

1) a theory holding that the self can know nothing but its own modifications and that the self is the only existent thing; also : extreme egocentrism

solipsistic
- adjective
Context:
..."centrists" who see themselves next in line if Lieberman falls... want Joe to hold back the barbarian horde for all of them. It'’s a stupid, shortsighted and solipsistic construct. The self-righteous indignation of people like Lanny Davis and Martin Peretz are buoying Lieberman into a wholesale purchase of the myth that he is a great man and a great wrong has been done to him. (link)

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