One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The tendency to lay stress on what is external to or independent of the mind.
- ‘She explained that the main strengths of her documentaries are objectivism and a personal point of view displayed in an unbiased and colourful way.’
- ‘How would you evaluate the media in terms of technique, objectivism and censorship during the war?’
- ‘To his credit, Powell's objectivism prevented him from essentializing workers and scapegoating the labor force as the cause of the blue mold.’
- ‘Now symbolism, of course, is more in contrast with objectivism.’
- ‘Distressingly these encouraged narrow-minded ideas based upon sexual objectivism are just as prevalent in animation…’
- ‘By ‘admitting into itself literal, illusionless ruins of empirical reality,’ Cubism inaugurates modernism as objectivism and fragmentariness.’
- ‘These positions are frequently referred to respectively as objectivism and constructionism.’
- ‘And then I realized the problem with libertarianism, like objectivism and liberalism, was that it required accepting a romanticized view of human nature.’
- ‘These methods challenge the objectivism prized in conventional enquiry.’
- ‘‘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.’
- ‘Ayn Rand wrote a few books about objectivism, the total and relentless pursuit of perfection and the unwavering commitment needed to manage this.’
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.’
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