- /səbˈdʒɛktəvɪzəm/ (say suhb'jektuhvizuhm)
1. the philosophical theory that one mind can know nothing but itself and its characteristics. See idealism (def. 5a).
2. any epistemological theory that attaches preponderating importance to the subjective factor of knowledge.
3. the ethical theory that the rightness or wrongness of an action depends upon the mental state of a particular person.
4. any theological theory that attaches preponderating importance to religious experience as opposed to revelation or historical evidence.
–subjectivistic /səbdʒɛktəˈvɪstɪk/ (say suhbjektuh'vistik), adjective
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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