Overview

objectivity


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

[Th]

The idea that things exist, or that statements about things are true, in absolute terms and independently of human existence or belief. Such a view stands in opposition to subjectivism, which holds that knowledge and truth are not independent of human existence. In many ways the debate between processual and post‐processual archaeology has at its heart this polarization between objectivist and subjectivist approaches.

Subjects: Media Studies.


Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »


Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.