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1. The quality of being subjective.
a. The doctrine that all knowledge is restricted to the conscious self and its sensory states.
b. A theory or doctrine that emphasizes the subjective elements in experience.
3. Any of various theories holding that the only valid standard of judgment is that of the individual. For example, ethical subjectivism holds that individual conscience is the only appropriate standard for moral judgment.

sub·jec′tiv·ist n.
sub·jec′tiv·is′tic adj.
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Noun1.subjectivist - a person who subscribes to subjectivism
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
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The personal subjectivist says, "If I say something is true, then it is"--or "It's right because I say so"--or "It's good because I feel that it is"--or the like.
Among amateur philosophers one example of subjectivist metaphysics is directly on point.
The Subjectivist Roots of James Buchanan's Economics," The Review of Austrian Economics, Vol.
It may be that Hume himself would have sought greater distance between the subjectivist bent of his philosophy and the veracity of his historical work if confronted with Long's subversive reading.
Two key chapters, then, bring all of this together by examining the precise epistemic status of what Ameriks characterizes as Kant's "more objectivist than subjectivist attitude toward the conclusion that persons have been created for a purpose" and explores the complexities of Kant's notion of rational faith.
I have always believed that the true predecessors and inspirations for Solzhenitsyn include Christian thinkers such as Soloviev, Bulgakov, and Il'in who, like Solzhenitsyn, drew on the best of the Western intellectual tradition while firmly rejecting those scientistic, atheistic, and subjectivist currents that identified human progress with the triumph of "anthropocentric humanism.
What subjectivist and objectivist approaches share is the belief
In this respect, John Locke (1976) proposed a more subjectivist epistemology by postulating that one can only know through experience.
It begins by looking at the way Popper and Schelling both developed their cosmological thought in response to subjectivist elements in Kant.
Gray would go on to argue in Enlightenment's Wake (1995) that contemporary conservatives' warm embrace of modern capitalism has led them to overlook the ways in which market forces, like leftist planners, can undermine inherited social rules and traditional communities, and have thereby fostered subjectivist and antinomian tendencies within modern Western society.
In my book I argue that this is a problem with every subjectivist theory of wellbeing.
To begin, Uhlmann claims that stream of consciousness--the pervasive lens through which the cognitive content and production of most modernist literature is read--is "reductive" (3), and thus unable to adequately account for the ways in which cognition is constituted by far more than a subjectivist turn to interiority.