[suh b-jek-tuh-viz-uh m]
- Epistemology. the doctrine that all knowledge is limited to experiences by the self, and that transcendent knowledge is impossible.
- any of various theories maintaining that moral judgments are statements concerning the emotional or mental reactions of the individual or the community.
- any of several theories holding that certain states of thought or feeling are the highest good.
Origin of subjectivism
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Examples from the Web for subjectivism
Lack of originality is a second consequence of the subjectivism of the age.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy
W. T. Stace
"Objective" idealism is trying, like Mill, to escape the subjectivism of the purely individual and "psychical" knower.Creative Intelligence
John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
The fault was not wholly in the subjectivism of the movement.
But I fail to understand how any one with a working grasp of their principles can charge them wholesale with subjectivism.Essays in Radical Empiricism
It opens up boundless possibilities of subjectivism in a man who was apparently only too matter-of-fact.Edward Caldwell Moore
- the meta-ethical doctrine that there are no absolute moral values but that these are variable in the same way as taste is
- any similar philosophical theory, for example, about truth or perception
- any theological theory that attaches primary importance to religious experience
- the quality or condition of being subjective
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Word Origin and History for subjectivism
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