Black People : Objectivity. Subjectivity.

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  1. RAPTOR

    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In another thread, it was put to me, that I was subjective, or implied
    that I shouldn't be...or something like that.

    I got to thinking....

    Is there a such thing as complete/value free objectivity?

    Your thoughts....
     
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    Take that as a compliment.. Objectivity is a lie. It's a process for silencing
    the human parts of us. ..and.. it shouldn't be Objective / Subjective.. it
    should be Objective / Human.

    I think they meant you were giving to much weight to your personal
    experiences and values.. as opposed to cutting them out of the equation
    and reacting like a droid.

    The concept of objectivity is particularly useful for folks engaged in terrible
    and inhuman activities.. it gives them some way to rationalize it and still
    have tea and crumpets when they get home..
     
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    Objectivity is approximated by better processes/means of understanding.
     
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    definition:

    i am objective, the rest of you are subjective.......:fyi:
     
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    No Besides, if one is "Alive" or "Living" it's ALL subjective. That is, "objective" opinions are formed from subjective experiences.
    no sucha thing as "value free" objectivity.


    Mama Earth
    :hearts2:
     
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    Well either there is a dictionary definition or we can just make up one???

    "Samuel Webster", this, this book is White man's book, why are we reading it?"
    Denzel Washington as Malcolm Little, "X" by Spike Lee
     
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    Interesting. Can't say I've heard objectivity defined like that.

    Yet when you say "better", does that not suggest that your definition is
    "formed from subjective experiences"?
     
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    according to me.....:geek:
     
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    This is almost existential.
     
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    Sometimes I can argue but

    others I have to sit and fold my hands and absorb the wisdom presented!!!!

    Existentialism is something "they" fear us obtaining
     
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