Subjectivism

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"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, -- i.e., by his feelings, wishes, or whims. It is the doctrine which holds that man -- an entity of a specific nature, dealing with a universe of a specific nature -- 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]