Definition and background:
Being influenced by facts instead of by emotions or personal prejudices. The opposite of objectification and subjectivity. Quote: "Subjective artists are one-eyed, but objective artists are blind." Georges Rouault (1871-1958), French painter. See Expressionism. "Objectivity is of the essense of science, just as subjectivity is of the essence of art." Mario Bunge (1919-), Argentinian philosopher. Finding Philosophy in Social Science, 1996, p. 326. New Haven: Yale University Press. See science and art.
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