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Is it possible to be completely objective?

Bias is a disposition of mind. Most of our biases are traits of the structure of human mind: we have biases as long as we are human beings. What the question implies, if I understand it correctly, is ...
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How can you know if your judgment is unbiased?

First, it helps to know what the common cognitive biases are, so that you can be aware of the possibility of being biased whenever they might apply. In general, to eliminate bias you need to construct ...
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Does following logic necessarily require one to conclude that they are objective and have no bias?

If we interpret 'following logic' in the mathematical sense, i.e reasoning correctly step-by-step beginning with axioms and arriving at conclusions, then it is still possible to be biased: The bias ...
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Does following logic necessarily require one to conclude that they are objective and have no bias?

If we look at the title of the question, which is a surprisingly accurate summary of the body: Does following logic necessarily require one to conclude that they are objective and have no bias? we ...
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Is it possible to be completely objective?

I will split my answer in a few sections. Do not take my answer as a complete one, but merely as some considerations to have when wondering about "objectivity." TL:DR You must ask yourself ...
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How can you know if your judgment is unbiased?

Short Answer For the philosopher, bias is generally engaged through metaphysical discourse and an investigation of 'what is objectivity' through the lenses of epistemology, ontology, and axiology, ...
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If moral nihilism doesn't imply right or wrong, why is the common response filled with vitriol along the lines of "you must think murder is okay"?

The question as it stands is more about psychology than philosophy. Be that as it may, I would like to try to answer the question by starting with an assessment of the OP's claims that ... it is ...
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How can you know if your judgment is unbiased?

Humans are very bad at identifying and eliminating cognitive bias in themselves. Everyone likes to think they are unbiased. But talk to anyone you know on a subject you disagree on, and you will ...
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How bounded are we by biology and emotional bias?

There are aspects of your question that touches on issues that the Stoics addressed. Liberal political thought is fundamentally concerned with maximizing and liberating the elements that you describe, ...

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