Difference between revisions of "Subjectivism"

From Objectivism Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
 
m
Line 1: Line 1:
 +
{{stub}}
  
 +
“Subjectivism is the belief that reality is not a firm absolute, but a fluid, plastic, indeterminate realm which can be altered, in whole or in part, by the consciousness of the perceiver,  â€" i.e., by his feelings, whishes, or whims.  It is the doctrine which holds that man â€" an entity of a specific nature, dealing with a universe of a specific nature â€"  can , somehow, live, act and achieve his goals apart from and/or in contradiction to the facts of reality, i.e., apart from and/or in contradiction to his own nature and the nature of the universe…” [Ayn Rand, “Who is the Final Authority in Ethics?” The Objectivist Newsletter, 1965]

Revision as of 20:01, 15 November 2005

“Subjectivism is the belief that reality is not a firm absolute, but a fluid, plastic, indeterminate realm which can be altered, in whole or in part, by the consciousness of the perceiver, â€" i.e., by his feelings, whishes, or whims. It is the doctrine which holds that man â€" an entity of a specific nature, dealing with a universe of a specific nature â€" can , somehow, live, act and achieve his goals apart from and/or in contradiction to the facts of reality, i.e., apart from and/or in contradiction to his own nature and the nature of the universe…” [Ayn Rand, “Who is the Final Authority in Ethics?” The Objectivist Newsletter, 1965]