Tag: subjective

Subjectively Wrong

When something is subjective, it is based on personal opinion*. We are saying that there is no real external truth value, just opinions. *The term subjective can mean different things, though they are mostly akin to this definition, and this is how it is being used in the article. Preferences and Standards We can see this reflected in music taste. Our personal preference is something that is true for us, and it wouldn’t make sense to say someone is wrong......

Morality and Misconceptions – SciPhi: 018 [Video]

Morality and Misconceptions Morality is a complex topic often discussed on the internet. There are a number of misconceptions surrounding it and as such, I created some “cards” for quick reference based on a number of learnings from a variety of sources and moral theories. W e will be leaning on a number of things we learned from Season 2 of Fresh AiR. As well as leaning on: Does Morality Have a Purpose? On Value Is Value Entirely Subjective? Morality,......

Does Morality Have a Purpose?

Morality is the principles of good/bad right/wrong behaviour, but what is the purpose of these rules? To answer this question we have to look back and consider how morality came about, and how it served us in the past. We will also have to examine moral theories, past and present, to see how they work and if their purpose is aligned. Morality, the wonder years If we consider early stages in our evolution, we struggled a lot more to survive......

On Morality: Subjective vs Objective – A Discussion – Fresh AiR – S02:E04

Subjective? Objective? Something Else? It is common to hear many reduce morality to it either being subjective or objective, but how accurate is that? Are people defining these terms properly? Are there correct definitions for the context? If one part of morality is subjective, does that make it all subjective? Well, tonight these two atheists, discuss the difference, one taking the stance from a philosophical point of view (Dave) the other (Kriss) taking a contemporary atheist approach. Related Articles and......

On Value

An article that seems to raise a few objections on our yearly reshare is TrolleyDave’s ‘Is Value Entirely Subjective?‘ To tell you the truth, when I first read his article there were some things I disagreed with too. Dave gave me a number of different articles to read about value. I was desperately trying to understand his position before I contested it, but everything he was sending me seemed to back up what I already thought or give new information......

Moral Subjectivism and Relativism – Fresh AiR – S02:E02:C11

Tonight we embark on our last chapter of specific moral theories and our penultimate chapter of episode 2. Moral Subjectivism and Relativism We discuss a number of topics around subjective and relative morality. What these terms actually mean. What it would mean if morality was wholly subjective or wholly relative. Common misconceptions folks have about relativism and subjectivism. Further Reading and Related Articles SEP: Moral Relativism Objective / Subjective Morals and Morality On Morality: Defining our Terms On Morality: Subjective......

Fresh AiR – S01:E03 – Morality

Tonight we delve in to Morality, exploring; The Correct Definitions of Subjective and Objective What is meant by Morality, and what its purpose is How we apply morality in a normative sense The difference between normative and descriptive examinations of morality Arguments for and against Subjective morality Articles Related to the Show Conflated and Misunderstood Terms – Volume 3 – Subjective / Objective Morals and Morality On Morality – Part 1: Defining our terms On Morality – Part 2: Subjective......

Objective / Subjective – Morals / Morality – Conflated and Misunderstood Terms – Volume 3

This article is to define and discuss objective and subjective, morals and morality. As with any article on AiR we don’t always agree. Where science is concerned and the evidence is irrefutable we of course accept and believe it to be true. When it is opinion or something philosophical we may have differences. As such I am glad we have a philosophy masters student in our midst. He has helped me bridge the gap between some ideas and misconceptions I......

Is Value Entirely Subjective?

Is Value Entirely Subjective? When we speak of something’s value we speak of its ‘goodness’ (Crisp, 2016). Where does this ‘goodness’ come from though? Is something good only because an individual bestows goodness upon based upon their preference for it? In order to answer these kinds of questions we must explore the different kinds of value that something can hold, explore various value theories, and explore various questions about the value that various things can hold. It should become apparent......