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Saturday, June 2, 2018

What is subjective?


Photo source: Wikimedia Commons, Wassily Kandinsky


What is subjective? Here is my definition:


Subjective is the attribute of being open to interpretation


Subjective words can be very useful for describing reality. I believe there are aspects of reality that can only be described using subjective words. By excluding subjective descriptions, one becomes limited in their ability to describe reality.


Some people argue that subjective statements don't have a truth value, but I disagree with that view. I believe that subjective statements are capable of being accurate representations of reality. Although we can't conclusively prove that a subjective description is true, we can have a large degree of certainty behind a subjective description.



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