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Objectivity : a very short introduction

Author: Stephen Gaukroger
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title explores the theoretical and practical problems of objectivity by assessing the basic questions raised by it. Is objectivity possible? Can there be objectivity in matters of morals, or tastes? Objectivity is both an essential and elusive philosophical concept. An account is considered to be objective if it attempts to capture the nature of the object studied without judgement of a conscious entity or  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Gaukroger
ISBN: 9780199606696 0199606692 9780191778216 0191778214
OCLC Number: 892340844
Description: 1 online resource (112 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Is objectivity a form of honesty? --
Doesn't science show there is no objectivity? --
Isn't all perception and understanding relative? --
What about our conceptual structuring of the world? --
Is it possible to represent things objectively? --
Objectivity in numbers? --
Can the study of human behaviour be objective? --
Can there be objectivity in ethics? --
Can there be objectivity in taste?
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Stephen Gaukroger.

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Objectivity is both an essential and elusive philosophical concept. This Very Short Introduction explores the theoretical and practical problems raised by objectivity, and also deals with the way in  Read more...

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