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36 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
an objective viewpoint
fact-based without the influence of personal feelings or preferences
  • The knife of subjectivity-and-objectivity had cut Quality in two and killed it as a working concept.
    Part 3 (36% in)
objectivity = understanding based on facts without the influence of personal feelings or preferences
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  • Happiness and good are not objective terms.
    Part 4 (65% in)
  • Or, to put it in Kantian terms, the objective world producing our sense data did not change, but our a priori concept of it was turned inside out.
    Part 2 (45% in)
  • He just felt that no writer ever learned to write by this squarish, by-the-numbers, objective, methodical approach.
    Part 2 (97% in)
  • If he accepted the premise that Quality was objective, he was impaled on one horn of the dilemma.
    Part 3 (30% in)
  • Either Quality is objective or subjective, therefore he was impaled no matter how he answered.
    Part 3 (30% in)
  • He could take the left horn and refute the idea that objectivity implied scientific detectability.
    Part 3 (30% in)
  • Or he could go between the horns and deny that subjectivity and objectivity are the only choices.
    Part 3 (31% in)
  • Phaedrus could simply have said, "The attempt to classify Quality as subjective or objective is an attempt to define it.
    Part 3 (31% in)
  • The whole purpose of scientific method is to make valid distinctions between the false and the true in nature, to eliminate the subjective, unreal, imaginary elements from one's work so as to obtain an objective, true, picture of reality.
    Part 3 (34% in)
  • At this point the whole subjective horn of the dilemma looked almost as uninspiring as the objective one.
    Part 3 (35% in)
  • And by God, it wasn't subjective or objective either, it was beyond both of those categories.
    Part 3 (36% in)
  • Actually this whole dilemma of subjectivity-objectivity, of mind-matter, with relationship to Quality was unfair.
    Part 3 (36% in)
  • Quality is not objective, he said.
    Part 3 (36% in)
  • And finally: Phaedrus, following a path that to his knowledge had never been taken before in the history of Western thought, went straight between the horns of the subjectivity-objectivity dilemma and said Quality is neither a part of mind, nor is it a part of matter.
    Part 3 (36% in)
  • This Copernican inversion of the relationship of Quality to the objective world could sound mysterious if not carefully explained, but he didn't mean it to be mysterious.
    Part 3 (42% in)
  • Squares, he said, because of their prejudices toward intellectuality usually regard Quality, the preintellectual reality, as unimportant, a mere uneventful transition period between objective reality and subjective perception of it.
    Part 3 (43% in)
  • Absolute Mind was independent too, both of objectivity and subjectivity.
    Part 3 (46% in)
  • It is not the facts but the relation of things that results in the universal harmony that is the sole objective reality.
    Part 3 (57% in)
  • What guarantees the objectivity of the world in which we live is that this world is common to us with other thinking beings.
    Part 3 (57% in)
  • They vigorously ignored the truth that their own "principle of objectivity" is not itself an observable fact...and therefore by their own criteria should be put in a state of suspended animation.
    Part 3 (58% in)
  • We have been looking at that screw "objectively."
    Part 3 (66% in)
  • According to the doctrine of "objectivity," which is integral with traditional scientific method, what we like or don't like about that screw has nothing to do with our correct thinking.
    Part 3 (66% in)
  • I think the basic fault that underlies the problem of stuckness is traditional rationality's insistence upon "objectivity," a doctrine that there is a divided reality of subject and object.
    Part 3 (67% in)
  • And what Harry Truman said, really, was nothing different from the practical, pragmatic attitude of any laboratory scientist or any engineer or any mechanic when he's not thinking "objectively" in the course of his daily work.
    Part 3 (69% in)
  • Nature has a non-Euclidian geometry of her own that seems to soften the deliberate objectivity of these buildings with a kind of random spontaneity that architects would do well to study.
    Part 3 (71% in)
  • For detailed information of an objective sort, a separate shop manual for the specific make and model of machine must be used.
    Part 3 (83% in)
  • "Substance" and "substantive" really corresponded to "object" and "objectivity," which he'd rejected in order to arrive at a nondualistic concept of Quality.
    Part 4 (10% in)
  • Normally when you have a new idea to present in an academic environment you're supposed to be objective and disinterested in it.
    Part 4 (20% in)
  • But this idea of Quality took issue with that very supposition...of objectivity and disinterestedness.
    Part 4 (20% in)
  • Dualistic excellence is achieved by objectivity, but creative excellence is not.
    Part 4 (20% in)
  • Technology is blamed for a lot of this loneliness, since the loneliness is certainly associated with the newer technological devices...TV, jets, freeways and so on...but I hope it's been made plain that the real evil isn't the objects of technology but the tendency of technology to isolate people into lonely attitudes of objectivity.
    Part 4 (34% in)
  • It's the objectivity, the dualistic way of looking at things underlying technology, that produces the evil.
    Part 4 (34% in)
  • Quality destroys objectivity every time.
    Part 4 (34% in)
  • Nor is he the passive observer of all things, as the objective idealists and materialists would say.
    Part 4 (56% in)
  • And since they aren't objective they just exist in your mind.
    Part 4 (65% in)

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