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Objectivity: is a property of determinations about facts. It is assumed that the properties attributed to the facts are determined by the facts and are not, or as little as, influenced by the attributing person. In order to determine whether this requirement is fulfilled, consideration must be given to the methods of access to information. This goes beyond the facts considered.

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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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I 83
Objectivity/Bateson: Objectivity means first of all that you want to observe things very closely.
Vs: can it be that people who describe themselves as being objective choose things in which they want to be objective?
Bateson: Anyway, they choose things that make it easy to be objective.
Vs: if they choose things where it is easy for them to be objective, how do they know that they are such things? If they find out by testing, this selection is subjective.
Experience/Bateson: all experience is subjective.
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I 84
Objectivity/Animal/Bateson: it is not easy to say whether animals are objective.


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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.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Bt I
G. Bateson
Steps to an Ecology of Mind, Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology, San Francisco 1972
German Edition:
Ökologie des Geistes. Anthropologische, psychologische, biologische und epistemologische Perspektiven Frankfurt 1985


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