Essay on The Ethical Issue Of Subjective Knowledge

781 Words Apr 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
I shall argue that the knowledge that we all acquire as humans is not only subjective, but does involve objective thought. Some have argued that it is not possible to have objective reality because what we learn passes our senses and neurochemistry, making the way that we acquire knowledge a subjective process. I will argue that objectivity is not just possible but vital to how we treat each others, how we work to understand people, and especially ourselves. I believe that subjective knowledge is our ability to sift through the objective knowledge we obtain and decide how to apply that knowledge to every day decisions within our context.

Statement of ethical issue intended to solve:
The ethical issue that is posed when we discuss subjective versus objective knowledge is the possibility of being misguided in our conduct that encourages wrongdoing. If we merely lean on our own experiences to guide our judgment, then people that have been exposed to only bad things and wrongdoing in their lives are justified to act in unjust ways. There would be no accountability or the means of helping someone have a conscious to good behavior. This impacts all of us. If we buy into the idea that no one can be objective then how can we trust even our own judgments?

Reconstruction of argument by author:
In Postscript, Kierkegaard asserted to explain how subjectivity was used to seek truth, and he applied this line of thinking to religious truth. Many during his time…

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