duminică, 10 iulie 2011

Note on Objectivity

A sign of falling apart from objectivity is the attempt itself to be objective.

While we never know precisely which are our own thoughts or ideas, when we decide for an objective point of view, we clearly decide for a definite class of speakers or thinkers. It is about those who form a large community, either a scientific one, either that of common people.

Thus, we miss the requirement of renouncing to a particular subject in order to reach objectivity. An explanation for this fact is the recurrent fear of expressing our own thoughts or ideas. Another is the rarity of a personal point of view.