Solipsism in a book

Solipsism

Solipsism:
1. theory that the self is the only thing that can be known and verified
2. theory that the self is the only reality

Solus – alone

I found this on the last page of “Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi when I bought it recently from a second-hand bookstore sale. It took me a while to decipher the scribble because it was a little hard to read, only to realize that solipsism was a foreign word to me.

I did a bit of research online and realized solipsism espouses the philosophical idea similar though not entirely identical to Rene Descartes’ “Cogito ergo sum” or “I think therefore I am.” Continue reading