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How can you tell when an argument is objective?

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    OBJECTIVE arguments are often those that have to do with logos, that is, reason, evidence and logic, generally dealing with material questions (things that can be sensed or measured and have to do with the real outside world, outside of oneself).

  • 2 months ago

    An argument is objective on the basis of logic, reason, and supported by facts, figures, and truth.

  • 2 months ago

    When someone is arguing back at you.

  • j153e
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Two ingredients:  valid logic and accepted factuality.

    In other words, the premises are reasonable or factual. and the proposition or conclusion logically follows.

    The framing of "What is 'fact'?" will guide the defining of "What is 'objective'?"  Most commonly, "fact" is axiomatic or self-evident; each person has a differing set of axioms.  For Moses or Mohammad (pbuh) or Sri Ramakrishna, a primary awareness of God was axiomatic, factual.  Notions of purity, Childlike joy, and investment of some effectual focusing on God as immanent Energy or kingdom within often correlate with this kind of Self awareness as axiomatic Realization.  For Newton or Sir Francis Bacon, physis and inductive logic were self-evident.  God-Word or theology may be as truthful as Newton's celestial mechanics, but as Kant predicted, few scientists would conduct common, physis-based science with the God-Self awareness of a Paramhansa Yogananda or a Plotinus.

    Hence, even the notion of truth is conditioned by materialism, its reasoning self-described as "objective."  Husserl, Whitehead, and Buber, among recent philosophers, have dealt with the scientism, the wisdom of the crowd, and the more dogmatically reductionist philosophies, by noting the axioms which evince the types of factuality accepted by their advocates.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    There are at least three kinds of objectivity...

    Philosophical - Is thje concept that truth is independent from individual bias caused by one's perception, emotions, or imagination. A proposition is considered to have objective truth when its truth conditions are met without bias caused by a sentient subject.  

    Scientific - Scientific objectivity is a property of various aspects of science. It expresses the idea that scientific claims, methods, results—and scientists themselves—are not, or should not be, influenced by particular perspectives, value judgments, community bias or personal interests, to name a few relevant factors. Objectivity is often considered to be an ideal for scientific inquiry, a good reason for valuing scientific knowledge, and the basis of the authority of science in society.

    Social - Authority of the majority. The amalgam of group experience providing a concensus of what the most likely truth is.

    Now answer your own question.

  • 2 months ago

    If it's not based on opinion and you can follow the logic back to an established premise.

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