Definition of objectivism in English:



mass noun
  • 1The tendency to emphasize what is external to or independent of the mind.

    • ‘To his credit, Powell's objectivism prevented him from essentializing workers and scapegoating the labor force as the cause of the blue mold.’
    • ‘How would you evaluate the media in terms of technique, objectivism and censorship during the war?’
    • ‘By ‘admitting into itself literal, illusionless ruins of empirical reality,’ Cubism inaugurates modernism as objectivism and fragmentariness.’
    • ‘And then I realized the problem with libertarianism, like objectivism and liberalism, was that it required accepting a romanticized view of human nature.’
    • ‘She explained that the main strengths of her documentaries are objectivism and a personal point of view displayed in an unbiased and colourful way.’
    • ‘These positions are frequently referred to respectively as objectivism and constructionism.’
    • ‘Now symbolism, of course, is more in contrast with objectivism.’
    • ‘These methods challenge the objectivism prized in conventional enquiry.’
    • ‘Distressingly these encouraged narrow-minded ideas based upon sexual objectivism are just as prevalent in animation…’
    • ‘Ayn Rand wrote a few books about objectivism, the total and relentless pursuit of perfection and the unwavering commitment needed to manage this.’
    • ‘‘I like the objectivism of the non-arranged and natural photography rather than someone posing for me,’ Todorova said.’
    • ‘The 20th century advances of Western medicine are due in large part to the cultivation of objectivism and the positivist philosophies that embrace the scientific method, a foundation of conventional medical training.’
  • 2Philosophy
    The belief that certain things, especially moral truths, exist independently of human knowledge or perception of them.

    • ‘That is to say, scientism, or what Husserl calls objectivism, overlooks the phenomenon of the life-world as the enabling condition for scientific practice.’
    • ‘She emphasized objectivism as a practical philosophy - one that is ‘concerned with the universal principles which must guide human action in achieving happiness here on earth.’’
    • ‘The same evasive logic allowed Heidegger, another critic of scientific objectivism and cultural relativism with no time for ethical dilemmas, famously to insist that ‘only a God will save us now.’’
    • ‘Rand once described objectivism as ‘a philosophy for living on earth.’’
    • ‘Haraway replies that it rejects both objectivism and relativism for the ways they let knowers escape responsibility for the representations they construct.’