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What's the difference between objectivity and intersubjective agreement?

Suppose a multitude of people all recount similar experiences. They describe seeing a cup on a table or observing the Moon in the sky. Each person reports their own subjective experience of perceiving ...
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Do we feel compelled to defend objectivity, but not subjectivity, because objectivity is a concept in the domain of the subjects' knowledge?

Objectivity https://iep.utm.edu/objectiv/ The object is something that presumably exists independent of the subject’s perception of it. In other words, the object would be there, as it is, even if no ...
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Do descriptions of what exist map to causes recognized by Man? Can we describe coherent models for broad patterns of knowledge? [closed]

EDIT 0 - To clarify, in the table below, the term God would be missing from it's provisional box for humans who map ultimate causes exclusively to non-moral, aka natural, types of cause. Sigmund Freud,...
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Is it possible to steal what a person does not believe he owns?

Expanded question: A theft is here defined as a wrongful taking. To steal is to do a theft. Suppose a hypothetical theft of X does not impede the ability of the hypothetical owner of X to exercise ...
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How does Marxist 'alienation' map onto (a lack of) "intersubjective meaningfulnes"?

How does Marxist 'alienation' map onto (a lack of) "intersubjective meaningfulness", how close is the latter to any form of 'alienation'? I take it that the latter is readily understood: we ...
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To what extent is intersubjective agreement required for one to be justified in trusting one's own subjective experiences?

Context: this is a follow-up to my last question Is the hallucination hypothesis always the best explanation? Suppose A has a subjective experience (or multiple subjective experiences) that leads them ...
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Can I know something but not be able to justify it to anyone else?

Can I know something but not be able to justify it to anyone else? I don't necessarily mean metaphysical puzzles, but everyday examples. If I cannot - and I know I cannot - prove to anyone else, all ...
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Is the clear/unclear distinction itself clear, unclear, or something else?

Suppose that clarity occurs for two representations when one attends to what makes the representations different. (This is, to my knowledge, a somewhat common or accepted "definition" of ...
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Inverted spatial qualia: a detectable example?

The SEP article on inverted qualia discusses this mostly as follows: One of [Frege's] theses in The Foundations of Arithmetic is that arithmetic is “objective”, which he explains as follows: What is ...
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Is physical attractiveness subjective? [closed]

At one level, it seems obviously the case that this is true. Yet clearly, there are people who exist that most would call attractive and others who most would call not. So, how is the question of ...
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