subjectivism

noun
sub·​jec·​tiv·​ism | \ (ˌ)səb-ˈjek-ti-ˌvi-zəm How to pronounce subjectivism (audio) \

Definition of subjectivism

1a : a theory that limits knowledge to subjective experience
b : a theory that stresses the subjective elements in experience
2a : a doctrine that the supreme good is the realization of a subjective experience or feeling (such as pleasure)
b : a doctrine that individual feeling or apprehension is the ultimate criterion of the good and the right

Other Words from subjectivism

subjectivist \ (ˌ)səb-​ˈjek-​ti-​vist How to pronounce subjectivist (audio) \ noun
subjectivistic \ (ˌ)səb-​ˌjek-​ti-​ˈvi-​stik How to pronounce subjectivistic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of subjectivism

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

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