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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subjectivist - a person who subscribes to subjectivism
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
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While at the beginning the native intellectual used to produce his work to be read exclusively by the oppressor, whether with the intention of charming him or denouncing him through ethnical or subjectivist means, now the native writer progressively takes on the habit of addressing his own people."
Dale Dorsey has shown how one can focus on contingent cognitive attitudes such as beliefs about what has the relevant sort of value within a recognizably subjectivist framework.
However, many philosophers and a few scientists use the Bayesian (subjectivist or personalist) view of probability as a measure of an individual's degree of belief.
These tenants describe a subjectivist epistemology where "'subjectivism' no more refers to the realms of subjectivity" (Branco, 2009; p 352).
This is a development which has probably been carried out most consistently by Ludwig von Mises, and I believe that most peculiarities of his view which at first strike many readers as strange and unacceptable trace to the fact that in the consistent development of the subjectivist approach he has for a long time moved ahead of his contemporaries Probably all the characteristic features of his theories--from his theory of money (so much ahead of the time in 1912) to what he calls his a priorism--his views about mathematical economics in general and the measurement of economic phenomena in particular, and his criticism of planning all follow directly (although, perhaps, not all with the same necessity) from this central position.
This paper reviews the OODA loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act) process to describe and operationalize the subjectivist theory for entrepreneurial decision-making.
Modernity changed this view of language in two ways, Powers maintains: (1) it brought with it an anti-clerical ("salafi") position against the specialization of religious knowledge, and (2) it generated a new subjectivist and relativist view of language.
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.
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."