Solipsism (pronounced "soll ipps is-um") as a metaphysical concept is the belief by a person that nothing but his/her own consciousness exists. This kind of solipsist believes that everything he/she senses, including other people, is produced by his/her own imagination. As an epistemological position, it is the concept that nothing but one's own mind can be certain to exist. The existence of other minds, in this position, is considered a possibility, but not a certainty.
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- Dancy, Jonathan; Ernest Sosa; Matthias Steup edited A Companion to Epistemology : Second Edition Volume 4 Wiley Blackwell 2010 page 747