ob·​jec·​tiv·​ism əb-ˈjek-ti-ˌvi-zəm How to pronounce objectivism (audio)
: any of various theories asserting the validity of objective phenomena over subjective experience
especially : realism sense 2a
: an ethical theory that moral good is objectively real or that moral precepts are objectively valid
: a 20th century movement in poetry growing out of imagism and putting stress on form
objectivist adjective or noun
objectivistic adjective

Examples of objectivism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the increasing complexities brought on by global competition, stretching the continuum that separates the supply of talent from the demand for talent, an emerging need for objectivism will weave through the legal, moral, ethical and economic fabric of the hiring process. Lee Meadows, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 By embracing objectivism's emphasis on achievement, startup founders can push themselves to strive for the best possible outcomes. Abdo Riani, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2023 Philosophical critics and subsequent scientific inquiry heaped doubt on Kant’s objectivism, and advancing secularism rendered for many his theist explanation for the morally reasoning immortal soul somewhat antique. Gerard Baker, WSJ, 13 Feb. 2023 In the real world, rocketship rides are now most associated with billionaires, for whom such trips represent one small step for objectivism and one giant leap for their egos. Joshua Alston, Variety, 1 Feb. 2023 There’s no room in the supposedly fiercely logical schema of objectivism for bad feelings. Alexander Sammon, The New Republic, 14 Aug. 2019 For Ditko, who came under the influence of Ayn Rand’s objectivism in the early 1960s, his situation was an intolerable exploitation of creativity. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, 7 July 2018 See More

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Word History


objective entry 1 + -ism

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of objectivism was in 1854

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“Objectivism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/objectivism. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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