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Subjectivism is the tendency in philosophy not to attribute the validity of the judgment to how things display themselves as they are, but to certain conditions in the subject who judges, though these conditions do not serve to exhibit the thing. Subjectivism can be at work in various realms: epistemology, ethics, aesthetics and religion. Formally speaking, the subjective conditions affecting the judgment may be such that they are accessible to empirical research. Or again, they may be open only…

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Gerd Haeffner, “Subjectivism”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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