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  • adj. Regarding subjective experience as fundamental
  • n. One who subscribes to subjectivism

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who holds to subjectivism; an egoist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In metaphysics, one who holds the doctrine or doctrines of subjectivism.
  • Same as subjectivistic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who subscribes to subjectivism


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subjective +‎ -ist


  • Given certain subjectivist epistemological-cum-metaphysical assumptions having their origins in Descartes and the early empiricists, the idealistic consequences drawn from them by Kant, Hegel, and succeeding generations of German and British philosophers were, if not quite inevitable, at least extremely natural.

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  • Meinong's early theory of value (1894; 1895) can be dubbed a subjectivist theory insofar as Meinong holds the thesis that there are values because of our value attitudes

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  • Other interpretations are "subjectivist," taking probabilities to be measures of "degrees of belief," perhaps evidenced in behavior in situations of risk by choices of available lotteries over outcomes.

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  • One is that rhetoric becomes a kind of subjectivist expressionism - you play around with language and hope that something interesting pops out.


  • Desire-based theories of value (or reasons) are sometimes called 'subjectivist', and contrasted with 'objective' theories.

    Philosophy, et cetera

  • At first, this might seem surprising, as the frequency interpretation is usually contrasted with the "subjectivist" approach to probability advanced by de Finetti and, among economists, usually associated with Keynes.

    Mises Dailies

  • (accepted, that is, by economists, though unfamiliar to most other people) was formulated in the early 1870s by "the celebrated trinity," William Stanley Jevons, Léon Walras, and Carl Menger, the progenitor of the Austrian or "subjectivist" economics embraced by Mises and other

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  • The problem may be that I take the subjectivist paradigm in economics fairly seriously.

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  • The Industrial Revolution along with its strongly anthropocentric and subjectivist philosophical trends, especially those resulting from the influences of Kant, Hume and Hegel, led to the emergence also of Marxism and Positivism.

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  • Parker is a bit like Chauncey Gardner in “Being There,” the right person at the right time who was able to distill the unspoken desire of the anglophonic wine-consuming Volk, looking for “objective” measures of quality without wishing to be bothered by the messy and somewhat subjectivist notion of terroir.

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