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What is objectivity?

The transformation of knowledge through observation.

Objectivity does not change the individual; rather it is the experience of their observation that creates meaning for the individual. To be in awe is to be subjective.

The premise of Objectivity is built upon faulty logic. Objectivity, as a method of discovery, is based upon the premise of dialectic (first introduced by Aristotle, but popularized by Hegel). Objectivity assumes the ability for an individual to discover true knowledge apart from the individual’s presuppositions. Objectivity is a method outside of itself and partnering with dialectical reasoning has the ability to hold itself accountable.

However, Objectivity’s premise does assume certain presuppositions.

What if logic is really man-made observation, instead of being the objective chief constituent of nature? In what way does our “observing” the logic of nature entail nature as being objective? Are not the ones observing still individuals? How is it that our subjectivity never becomes a factor in our observing? How is our subjectivity not informing our objectivity?

Objectivity leaves no room for “possibility” even though it is built upon that very premise – the logic of the possible.

For example, if there did exist a truth beyond the objective world how could we ever know it? In what ways has objectivity made it possible to accept a world where some truth might be metaphysical? In fact, objectivity begins with the a posteriori proposition, which necessitates that the individual nullify their subjectivity. Objectivity tells us at the start to ignore the subjectivity of our passions for truth. Objectivity’s goal of being objective became faulty the moment it denied the individual her subjectivity; for who is to say that truth only exists in the physical world? And if there is one who says it, are they not saying it out of their subjectivity and not their objectivity?

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