[ suhb-jek-tuh-viz-uhm ]
/ səbˈdʒɛk təˌvɪz əm /
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Epistemology. the doctrine that all knowledge is limited to experiences by the self, and that transcendent knowledge is impossible.
  1. any of various theories maintaining that moral judgments are statements concerning the emotional or mental reactions of the individual or the community.
  2. any of several theories holding that certain states of thought or feeling are the highest good.



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Origin of subjectivism

First recorded in 1855–60; subjective + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM subjectivism

sub·jec·tiv·ist, nounsub·jec·ti·vis·tic, adjectivesub·jec·ti·vis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for subjectivism

/ (səbˈdʒɛktɪˌvɪzəm) /


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

Derived forms of subjectivism

subjectivist, nounsubjectivistic, adjectivesubjectivistically, adverb
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