Predicament

Definitions of predicament on the Web:

a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one; “finds himself in a most awkward predicament”; “the woeful …
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“A Predicament” is a humorous short story by Edgar Allan Poe, usually combined with its companion piece “How to Write a Blackwood Article. …
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A definite class, state or condition; An unfortunate or trying position or condition; a tight spot; That which is predicated; a category
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Egocentric predicament, a term coined by Ralph Barton Perry in an article (Journal of Philosophy 1910), is the problem of not being able to view reality outside of our own perceptions. All worldly knowledge takes the form of mental representations that our mind examines in different ways. Direct contact with reality cannot be made outside of our own minds; therefore, we cannot be sure reality even exists. This means that we are each limited to our own perceptual world and views

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