subjectivism

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/səbˈdʒɛktɪˌvɪzəm/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(səb jektə viz′əm)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sub•jec•tiv•ism  (səb jektə viz′əm),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Philosophy[Epistemology.]the doctrine that all knowledge is limited to experiences by the self, and that transcendent knowledge is impossible.
  2. Philosophy[Ethics.]
    • any of various theories maintaining that moral judgments are statements concerning the emotional or mental reactions of the individual or the community.
    • any of several theories holding that certain states of thought or feeling are the highest good.
sub•jectiv•ist, n. 
sub•jec′ti•vistic, adj. 
sub•jec′ti•visti•cal•ly adv. 
  • subjective + -ism 1855–60

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
subjectivism /səbˈdʒɛktɪˌvɪzəm/ n
  1. the meta-ethical doctrine that there are no absolute moral values but that these are variable in the same way as taste is

subˈjectivist n
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