Subjectivism Sub*jec"tiv*ism, n. (Metaph.) Any philosophical doctrine which refers all knowledge to, and founds it upon, any subjective states; egoism. [1913 Webster]

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  • subjectivism —    Subjectivism about an area holds that reality in that area is subjective, that is, it is determined by the subject. Global subjectivism is the view that each person determines the whole of reality for him or herself. This view, though widely… …   Christian Philosophy

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  • subjectivism — (n.) 1857, from SUBJECTIVE (Cf. subjective) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • subjectivism — [səb jek′tiv iz΄əm] n. 1. the philosophic theory that all knowledge is subjective and relative, never objective 2. any philosophic theory that restricts knowledge in some way to the subjective elements, as by limiting external reality to what can …   English World dictionary

  • subjectivism — noun Date: 1856 1. a. a theory that limits knowledge to subjective experience b. a theory that stresses the subjective elements in experience 2. a. a doctrine that the supreme good is the realization of a subjective experience or feeling (as… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • subjectivism — subjectivist, n. subjectivistic, adj. subjectivistically adv. /seuhb jek teuh viz euhm/, n. 1. Epistemology. the doctrine that all knowledge is limited to experiences by the self, and that transcendent knowledge is impossible. 2. Ethics. a. any… …   Universalium

  • subjectivism — noun a) The doctrine that reality is created or shaped by the mind. b) The doctrine that knowledge is based in feelings or intuition Ant: objectivism …   Wiktionary

  • SUBJECTIVISM —    the doctrine of the pure relativity of knowledge, or that it is purely subjective …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • SUBJECTIVISM —    an emphasis on the SUBJECTIVE as a total PHILOSOPHY or way of knowing …   Concise dictionary of Religion

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