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sub·jec·tiv·ism

 (səb-jĕk′tə-vĭz′əm)
n.
1. The quality of being subjective.
2.
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.

subjectivism

(səbˈdʒɛktɪˌvɪzəm)
n
1. (Philosophy) the meta-ethical doctrine that there are no absolute moral values but that these are variable in the same way as taste is
2. (Philosophy) any similar philosophical theory, for example, about truth or perception
3. (Theology) any theological theory that attaches primary importance to religious experience
4. the quality or condition of being subjective
subˈjectivist n
subˌjectiˈvistic adj
subˌjectiˈvistically adv

sub•jec•tiv•ism

(səbˈdʒɛk təˌvɪz əm)

n.
1. the doctrine that all knowledge is limited to experiences by the self, and that transcendent knowledge is impossible.
2.
a. any of various theories maintaining that moral judgments are statements concerning the emotional or mental reactions of the individual or the community.
b. any of several theories holding that certain states of thought or feeling are the highest good.
[1855–60]
sub•jec′tiv•ist, n.
sub•jec`ti•vis′tic, adj.

subjectivism

1. Epistemology. the doctrine that all knowledge is limited to experiences by the self and that all transcendent knowledge is impossible.
2. Ethics. the theory that certain states of feeling or thought are the highest good.
3. Ethics. the doctrine that the good and the right can be distinguished only by individual feeling. — subjectivist, n.subjectivistic, adj.
See also: Philosophy
the views and behavior of one who tends to be affected by the emotional qualities of an event, argument, or problem. Also called subjectivity.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subjectivism - (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge and value are dependent on and limited by your subjective experience
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory - a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
2.subjectivism - the quality of being subjective
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
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subjectivism

[səbˈdʒektɪvɪzəm] Nsubjetivismo m

subjectivism

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