Objectivity versus Subjectivity (old)


Reference: Disturbance Theory


I question Einstein’s concept of objectivity.

According to Einstein (Ref: “Relativity & Problem of Space”) the physical universe is OBJECTIVE and the mental considerations are SUBJECTIVE. Therefore, any understanding of the physical universe is subjective. Objectivity of time is established when more than one person reacts to the events taking place. Objectivity of space has alraedy been established by the success of Newtonian mechanics.

This is a black and white view of objectivity and subjectivity. Per Postulate #2 the universe is an integrated whole. Therefore, labels, such as, “space is physical and, therefore, objective,” or “time is mental and, therefore, subjective” are unnecessary. The physical and mental realities are attributes of the universe that are not independent of each other.

Therefore, objectivity and subjectivity may be visualized as forming the two ends of a continuous scale. A proper definition of objectivity may show that there are degrees of objectivity and subjectivity just like there are degrees of hot and cold.

Einstein believed in the consistency of observations to be the criterion of objectivity. Per postulate #2, the universe is inherently continuous, harmonious and consistent in all its aspects. Thus, consistency is inherent in the universe, and, therefore, the universe is naturally objective.

The universe is what it is. Its perceptions are what they are. The essential criterion of objectivity is continuity, harmony and consistency among what is observed.

Subjectivity is the degree to which one fails to observe the continuity, harmony and consistency of the universe.

This criterion of objectivity also establishes the basis of philosophy, mathematics and logic in the universe.


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