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Definition of Objectivity

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absence of bias, lack of emotional involvement; physical reality (Philosophy)
Objectivity Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind
The property of being objective. See objective.
<Discussion> <References> Pete Mandik
Kant Glossary
[A123] Kant distinguishes two sense of objectivity, namely objective validity and objective existence. In opposing subjective and objective existence, Kant denies that appearances have only subjective existence, that they "exist only in being known". He asserts the objective reality of appearances, namely, by claiming that they are empirically real objects. Kant also speaks of space and time (the conditions of sensibility) and of the categories (the conditions of the understanding) as being objectivity, as being objectively valid; here he means that space and time and the categories are essential to all possible experience, because they are necessary conditions of us representing an object; as such they are [B128] "objective conditions of all knowledge".
Objectivity Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The state, quality, or relation of being objective; character of the object or of the objective.
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\ob`jec*tiv"i*ty\ (?), n. [cf.f. objectivité.] the state, quality, or relation of being objective; character of the object or of the objective. the calm, the cheerfulness, the disinterested objectivity have disappeared [in the life of the greeks]. arnold.

WordNet 2.0

1. judgment based on observable phenomena and uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices
(synonym) objectiveness
(hypernym) judgment, judgement, sound judgment, sound judgement, perspicacity
Objectivity Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
Objectivity means striving as far as possible to reduce or eliminate bias in the conduct of research.
Learning, Performance and Training Definitions
In testing, the elimination of subjective bias by limiting choices to fixed alternatives.
Donald Clark
Objectivity Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Web Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems
old definition: an observation is considered objective if the characteristics of the observer do not appear in the observation. New definition: shared subjectivity (Heinz Von Foerster, l970)
Objectivity Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Objectivity can refer to:
  • Objectivity (science)
  • Objectivity (body)
  • Objectivity in historiography
  • Objectivity/DB - a commercial object oriented database management system produced by Objectivity
  • Journalistic objectivity

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