Rethinking the Binary of Pure Objectivity and Relativistic Chaos

  • Jason Huber
Keywords: philosophy, objectivity

Abstract

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.

Published
2019-09-09
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 https://openjournals.bsu.edu/stance/article/view/1723
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