Depends on the complexity of the question For simple questions such as those devised by mathematicians and logicians answers can be objective. "2 times 2 are 4" is a true statement. Some statements can be objectively checked. "There is a man in my bedroom" could easily be tested. There is a wrinkle to mathematics though, Godel proved that not all true mathematical statements can be proven and that not all false mathematical statements can be disproven. There are statements that are objectively true or false but the limitations of logical arguments preclude their ever being objectively proven. Complex questions like Socrates claim: "the unexamined life is not worth living" can not be definitively reasoned or objectively tested. It may be subjectively true to those who feel their life has been enriched by profound soul searching but you can't really prove it. Ayn Rand produced a philosophy she called Objectivism. She claimed that reality can be objectively experienced through rigorous application of logic. She taught that even complex questions like those of morality, politics and cosmology could be objectively reasoned out. As someone who holds that only trivial propositions can be objectively reasoned or tested I consider myself a subjectivist rather than an objectivist or Objectivist.
Okay, let's deal confusion. I say:
The truth does not even exist. It is an illusion.
Everything comes into the mind through a filter. The filter of a consciousness and the sensory organs. No person can have an objective view on the world without the filter. That which we call the truth is a concept at best.
You do already manipulate all the information you get before it comes in, before you realize what it is. Your subconscious mind shapes the input into pieces that your conscious mind understands.
Thus, the world looks different for different people. If there is an objective truth, no person can ever fully see it. So it is basically irrelevant. And as there is no way you can look into other peoples mind, there also cannot be made a substantial comparison between what one person sees and what the other person sees. Your perception of reality is unique and you cannot possibly know anything substantial about the perception of reality of other people.
There can be only various degrees of agreement or disagreement on the world. As we are all the same species, it would be logical that there is some degree of resemblance in the ways that we perceive the world. But this can not be said for sure.
Some truths are NOT objective. Truths like... "my friend is a nice person". It can be true for you but absolutely false for someone else. Or truths like "my countries army are the good guys, the others are the bad guys". This may seem true for a person, but another person will say it is false. Even "this paper is yellow" is a truth that may be subjective. If another person looks at it in different light, he might think that it looks green.
Thank you ! I hate how so many dumb people now days claim that truth is objective and a person can believe whatever they want. I'm like really?! Sooo 1+1 isn't 2 unless you believe it is? HAHA SOOO ILLOGICAL! Thank you for agreeing with me!
Apparently you've got the two mixed up... objective means without personal feeling, while subjective is dependent on personal views (and please look in the dictionary before arguing with me)
Truth can either be subjective or objective depending on the subject you are talking about. There's no fixed notion for whether 'truth' is subjective or objective.
you meant objective right? cuz subjective means Based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions. lolol
that's what i said but holyman94 said subjective was without personal views o_O and I corrected him/her lol
Thanks for your opinion and i respect it but i'm an objectivist.
Subjective. Truth is truth, there are no opinions in the truth
*so many people think truth is subjective
Think in a sarcastic fashion :-P