Rethinking the Binary of Pure Objectivity and Relativistic Chaos

  • Jason Huber
Keywords: philosophy, objectivity


This paper seeks to refute some of the common presuppositions of traditional Western epistemologies, which center on the claim that subjectivity cannot be as truth-yielding as "objectivity." This paper argues that aspects of the subjective can effectively be utilized in a valid epistemology attempting to approach an understanding of the truth of lived human experience—i.e. that subjectivity can in certain circumstances be as truth-yielding as, or even more so than, the epistemic ideal of objectivity. Ultimately, this paper concludes that the objective-subjective epistemic binary is artificial and disadvantageous in that neither pure objectivity nor absolute relativity are possible.

How to Cite
Huber, J. (2019). Rethinking the Binary of Pure Objectivity and Relativistic Chaos. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 2(1), 26-34. Retrieved from