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Subjectivism and Objectivism
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The subject-object distinction and relationship is an important topic in philosophy. In their relationship, the subject is the one engaged in knowing, believing, experiencing, and acting. As the first-person standpoint, as the I, the subject is consciously aware of something. The object is what the subject is aware of, by knowing, believing, feeling, experiencing, or acting upon it. The object is what the subject takes to be the case. So defined, sub…

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Brown, Robert F., “Subjectivism and Objectivism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 22 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_SI.86>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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