Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Subjectivity, philosophy: subjectivity is the concept for the set of information available to a perceiving entity together with its interpretation by that entity. These include sensory impressions, perceptions, moods, feelings, abilities, creativity, spontaneity, language comprehension and language use, the knowledge of how inner states feel, memories and projections on the future. See also consciousness, self-consciousness, memory, perception, knowledge how, intersubjectivity, introspection, objectivity, perspective.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Frank I 132f
Subjectivity/Nagel: the fact that it is somehow avoids the attribution of a separate aspect such as quality. - NagelVsReductionism: the way something is cannot be reduced.
Nagel III 116 ff
Subjective/Objective/Gradual/Nagel: so the distinction is relative! (Polarity, continuum, respects: space, time, opportunities, scales). - E.g. a universal human perspective is more objective than that of an indidvidual, but less objective than a physical one. - Subjectivity: not necessarily something private -> Intersubjectivity. - Objectivity: you cannot approach it by expansion of the imagination. - III 120
Problem: for physical objectivity, the subject depends on those of its own components that it deems most suitable.
III 28ff
Subjectivity/Completeness/Objectivity/Reality/Nagel: since scrambled eggs taste like something for a cockroach and we will never know how (because we cannot imagine), we must say: either a) that the subjective qualities are not part of reality (absurd) or - b) that not everything that is real is part of the objective world. - Reality/Nagel: thesis: reality is not only the objective reality.
III 30
The world is neither my world nor ours. (This does not even apply to the mental world).

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Th. Nagel
Das letzte Wort Stuttgart 1999

Th. Nagel
Was bedeutet das alles? Stuttgart 1990

Th. Nagel
Die Grenzen der Objektivität Stuttgart 1991

Fra I
M. Frank (Hrsg.)
Analytische Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins Frankfurt 1994

Th. Nagel
Die Grenzen der Objektivität Stuttgart 1991

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-18