Dictionary definitions and etymology illustrated from contemporary and classical literature (selected from 'A Book for Today').
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Ipsissimosity: Self obsession - coined by Walter Kaufman for his translation of Beyond Good and Evil (1966). Ipsissimosity shares is etymology with ipsismisa verba (the words themselves), ipso facto (the fact itself), and solipsism (the philosophy that only the self exists).
Is there anyone who has never been mortally sick of everything subjective and of his ipsissimosity?