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Definition of Subjectivity

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subjectiveness, state of being subjective, condition of relying upon one's own personal judgement, lack of objectivity
Subjectivity Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind
The property of being subjective. See objective .
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A Dictionary of Postmodern Terms
private consciousness, inner feelings and thoughts.
A Dictionary of Postmodern Terms - Foucault Work
Subjectivity Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The quality or state of being subjective; character of the subject.
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1. judgment based on individual personal impressions and feelings and opinions rather than external facts
(synonym) subjectiveness
(hypernym) judgment, judgement, sound judgment, sound judgement, perspicacity
Subjectivity Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Interpretation & Dream Theories
Subjectivity relates to the property of perceptions, arguments, and language as being based in a subject's point of view, and therefore influenced by a particular bias.
Subjectivity Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Subjectivity is a central philosophical concept, related to consciousness, agency, personhood, reality, and truth, which has been variously defined by sources. Three common definitions include that subjectivity is the quality or condition of:
  • Something being a subject, narrowly meaning an individual who possesses conscious experiences, such as perspectives, feelings, beliefs, and desires.
  • Something being a subject, broadly meaning an entity that has agency, meaning that it acts upon or wields power over some other entity (an object).
  • Some information, idea, situation, or physical thing considered true only from the perspective of a subject or subjects.
These various definitions of subjectivity are sometimes joined together in philosophy. The term is most commonly used as an explanation for that which influences, informs, and biases people's judgments about truth or reality; it is the collection of the perceptions, experiences, expectations, personal or cultural understanding, and beliefs specific to a person. It is often used in contrast to the term objectivity, which is described as a view of truth or reality which is free of any individual's influence.

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Subjectivity Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Subjectivity Subjective and objective are interdependent, having meaning only in relation to each other. Subjective is said to apply to whatever is referred to the thinking subject, the ego; objective to whatever belongs to the object of thought, the non-ego. Subjective and objective express a relation between the act of perception and the object perceived. To some extent the two words correspond to mind and matter, but parts of mind itself may become objects of some higher perceptive subject. Modern idealists say that the cooperation of subject and object results in the sense object or phenomenon, but this does not hold good on all other planes than that of the physical senses. Subject and object, however, are contrasted on every plane, and this contrast represents the experience of the perceiving ego. But the peak of omniscience, or knowledge of things in themselves, is not reached until the duality or contrast of subject and object vanishes into unity (SD 1:329, 320).
In scientific materialism, the word subjective is often used to mean unreal, in contrast with the physical world which is regarded as real -- despite the fact that it is one of the commonplaces of scientific thought that the physical world is perhaps of all things the most unreal of entities subject to knowledge. Thus an apparition may at times be described as being purely subjective, meaning that in such cases instead of being an actual external object it is a mental image considered objectively by the mind itself.