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objectivism

[uh b-jek-tuh-viz-uh m] /əbˈdʒɛk təˌvɪz əm/
noun
1.
a tendency to lay stress on the objective or external elements of cognition.
2.
the tendency, as of a writer, to deal with things external to the mind rather than with thoughts or feelings.
3.
a doctrine characterized by this tendency.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; objective + -ism
Related forms
objectivist, noun, adjective
objectivistic, adjective
nonobjectivistic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for objectivistic

objectivism

/əbˈdʒɛktɪˌvɪzəm/
noun
1.
the tendency to stress what is objective
2.
(philosophy)
  1. the meta-ethical doctrine that there are certain moral truths that are independent of the attitudes of any individuals
  2. the philosophical doctrine that reality is objective, and that sense data correspond with it
Derived Forms
objectivist, noun, adjective
objectivistic, adjective
objectivistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for objectivistic

objectivism

n.

1854 in philosophical sense, "the doctrine that knowledge is based on objective reality," from objective (adj.) + -ism.

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Encyclopedia Article for objectivistic

objectivism

the theory or practice of objective art or literature. The term was used by the poet William Carlos Williams in the 1930s to describe a movement in which emphasis was placed on viewing poems as objects that could be considered and analyzed in terms of mechanical features. According to Williams, this meant examining the structural aspects of the poem and considering how it was constructed. Other poets involved in the short-lived movement were Louis Zukofsky, George Oppen, and Charles Reznikoff.

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