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.
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.
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.