from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Philosophy One of several doctrines holding that all reality is objective and external to the mind and that knowledge is reliably based on observed objects and events.
- n. An emphasis on objects rather than feelings or thoughts in literature or art.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being objective.
- n. Moral objectivism.
- n. One of several doctrines that holds that all of reality is objective and exists outside of the mind.
- n. The specific objectivist philosophy created by novelist Ayn Rand, endorsing productive achievement and logical reasoning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In philosophy, the tendency to magnify the importance of the objective elements of cognition; especially, the doctrine that knowledge of the non-ego takes precedence in time, in logical sequence, and in order of importance of all knowledge of the ego.
- n. The character, in a work of art or in its author, of being objective, in the sense of dramatic, presenting things as they are and persons as they seem to themselves and to one another.
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