Definition of objectivism in English:

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Pronunciation: /əbˈjektəˌvizəm/
Pronunciation: /äbˈjektəˌvizəm/


1The tendency to lay stress on what is external to or independent of the mind.
Example sentences
  • She explained that the main strengths of her documentaries are objectivism and a personal point of view displayed in an unbiased and colourful way.
  • Distressingly these encouraged narrow-minded ideas based upon sexual objectivism are just as prevalent in animation…
  • How would you evaluate the media in terms of technique, objectivism and censorship during the war?
2 Philosophy The belief that certain things, especially moral truths, exist independently of human knowledge or perception of them.
Example sentences
  • That is to say, scientism, or what Husserl calls objectivism, overlooks the phenomenon of the life-world as the enabling condition for scientific practice.
  • Haraway replies that it rejects both objectivism and relativism for the ways they let knowers escape responsibility for the representations they construct.
  • The same evasive logic allowed Heidegger, another critic of scientific objectivism and cultural relativism with no time for ethical dilemmas, famously to insist that ‘only a God will save us now.’



noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • According to Smith, the club's first purpose is ‘to create a forum for discussion among objectivists on campus.’
  • I don't accuse objectivists of lacking imagination.
  • Our industrial culture was neither naturalist nor subjectivist, but objectivist.


Pronunciation: /əbˌjektəˈvistik/
Example sentences
  • As long as one remains in the natural attitude there is a tendency towards an objectivistic self-understanding, that is, understanding one's own subjectivity in objective terms.
  • Some writers have noted the parallelisms between an objectivistic Marxism and Whitehead's objective relativism.
  • Our application of this framework involves a morally objectivistic legal idealism, based upon Gewirth's Principle of Generic Consistency.

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Syllabification: ob·jec·tiv·ism

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