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Single Idea 20982

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 5. Objectivity]

Full Idea

I take reasoned scrutiny from different perspectives to be an essential part of the demands of objectivity for ethical and political convictions.

Gist of Idea

In politics and ethics, scrutiny from different perspectives is essential for objectivity


Amartya Sen (The Idea of Justice [2009], 01 'Adam')

Book Reference

Sen, Amartya: 'The Idea of Justice' [Penguin 2010], p.45

A Reaction

We should distinguish the nature of objectivity from ways of achieving it. Multiple perspectives don't guarantee objectivity. This is peer review in science, and publisher's readers of philosophy texts. What is objectivity? The same as truth?

Related Ideas

Idea 20989 Views are objective if they don't rely on a person's character, social position or species [Nagel]

Idea 21000 If justice needs public reasoning, which needs democracy, then justice and democracy are linked [Sen]