subjectivism[səb jek′tiv iz′əm]
- the philosophic theory that all knowledge is subjective and relative, never objective
- any philosophic theory that restricts knowledge in some way to the subjective elements, as by limiting external reality to what can be known or inferred by subjective standards of truth
- an ethical theory holding that personal attitudes and feelings are the sole determinants of moral and aesthetic values
- The quality of being subjective.
- a. The doctrine that all knowledge is restricted to the conscious self and its sensory states.b. A theory or doctrine that emphasizes the subjective elements in experience.
- Any of various theories holding that the only valid standard of judgment is that of the individual. For example, ethical subjectivism holds that individual conscience is the only appropriate standard for moral judgment.
- (metaphysics) The doctrine that reality is created or shaped by the mind.
- (epistemology) The doctrine that knowledge is based in feelings or intuition
- (ethics) The doctrine that values and moral principles come from attitudes, convention, whim, or preference.