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    Incompatibility of Subjective and Objective Knowledge In his book The View From Nowhere (1986), Thomas Nagel discusses the various problems that arise when we consider the contrast between the objective world we inhabit, and are part of, and the inherently subjective way we view that world. Nagel writes that understanding the relationship between these external and internal standpoints is central to solving these problems: 'It is the most fundamental issue about morality, knowledge, freedom, the self, and

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    that it is impossible to have objective knowledge? In philosophy, an objective fact means a “truth that remains true everywhere, regardless of the situation, and is independent from human bias or emotions”. Whereas, a subjective fact is one that is “only true under certain conditions, at certain times, in certain places, or for certain people”. If you rely on your own experiences and culture to understand something, it is generally considered to be subjective knowledge, as it brings the involvement

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    This prompt promotes the idea that knowledge is objective and not subjective to an extent. In my opinion, objective knowledge is basically things that have a greater degree of tangibility and are unbiased, for example mathematics. However, subjective knowledge is one’s impressions and opinions (i.e. those shoes are the best – not a fact because other people may like it). To start off, the term knowledge must be defined. It is defined as a justified true belief. Another term that must be defined and

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    Objective Knowledge

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    There are different definitions of the objective and subjective knowledge. Objective knowledge could be referred to objective reality. It appears to be objective if a fact of objective knowledge exists. And it exists, no matter if someone perceives this fact or not. If there is a pen in the bag – it is there even if none will look inside of that bag and will not see the pen inside of that bag. Some scientists insist that objective knowledge could be found only through empirical science and it should

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    In this paper I will explain what objective knowledge is and why we can have objective knowledge. I will clearly define several key terms that are crucial to this discussion. With these definitions in mind, I will explain the necessity of objective knowledge for reason and reality. Then, I will outline and expound on a reduction absurdum argument, explaining the contradictory postulate and exposing a contradiction. Finally, I will describe the view of Global Skepticism, and show how the Global Skeptic

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    Kelsey Amadeo-Luyt Theory of Knowledge September 2, 2014 Prompt: To understand something you need to rely on your own experience and culture. Does that mean this it is impossible to have objective knowledge? As children we are immersed in our communities in which we are fed predisposed knowledge that has been passed down and developed within our communities or families for numerous generations. Not until we begin primary, or even secondary school do we start to formulate ideas and opinions

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    The Concept of Encounter of Cultures in the Philosophy of History ABSTRACT: A general problem of philosophical interests concerns the possibility of objective knowledge of other cultures and a past culture, as well as the adequacy of their reconstruction. The problem of cultural development is also crucial. By the criterion I develop, a culture which has expanded its potentialities in various independent forms is an open culture able to enter into dialogue with any other culture. 1. To begin

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    The Duality of Knowledge

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    A discussion of the Duality of Knowledge and the Way in which Human Interpretation Skews its Perception Since the dawn of human civilization, knowledge had always been a controlling force of humanity. The greatest of men and the bloodiest of all tyrants have both used knowledge as a tool to secure control over thousands and to ensure their place in history. Similarly religion, a force that has been around since prehistoric man, continues to manipulate the minds of millions in an effort to control

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    believes that the world cannot be pinned down by objective meanings, but that all variables must be taken into account when conducting research, including the past experiences and personalities of the researcher. According to Peck and Secker (1999), this idea has three important implications from a research perspective: First, it follows that the purpose of research is not to establish objective facts about the social world because objective knowledge is impossible; rather, the aim is to explore how

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    relationship and the balance of power in the world. One of her claims states that "the pretense that science is objective, apolitical and value-neutral is profoundly political because it obscures the political role that science and technology play in underwriting the existing distribution of power in society." In essence, she is saying that it is ridiculous to claim that science is an objective look at the world around us because science is constantly affected by society and the political establishment

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