|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. |
Books on Amazon:
Subjectivity/ethics/P. Singer: The thesis that ethical principles were based on personal subjective attitudes is a heavier ((s) more fine-grained) form of relativism, for example, if someone says it is bad to harm animals, he expresses only his opinion, which would mean that there is no place for ethical disputes.
Subjectivity/Subjective Ethics/Subjectivism/P. Singer: subjectivity is based on the fact that it is possible to think about ethics.
Problem: it could be that we think about ethics without understanding how this can happen at all. We must not lose the basics here.
_____________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.
Practical Ethics (Third Edition) Cambridge 2011
The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically. New Haven 2015