Skepticism and Objectivity: Are They Synonymous Terms?

Skepticism and Objectivity: Are They Synonymous Terms? -- For further discussion see Skepticism and Objectivity II

Here amateur philosopher Zigmund E. Reichenbach attempts to speak to the significance -- or insignificance -- of both Skepticism and “Objectivity”.  Of course Zigmund has rarely -- or perhaps “never” will be considered anything “professional”.  So of course this subject will be extremely challenging for him.  He is challenged in his literacy and verbal reasoning ability.




“Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” -- Goethe


Here’s what world famous German philosopher Martin Heidegger -- and arguably the last great German philosopher (which should be substantial to anyone who understands how philosophy has undeniably improved the world)-- more or less says about “objectivity”:

An “object” -- the core term of “objectivity” -- refers to “things” -- like a table -- that exist for one or a few more purposes.  For instance a “table” has a distinct set of “uses” -- it allows for things to be comfortably be placed upon it -- like plates, papers, silverware, etc.. But from a “human” point of view the table lacks a “purpose” -- for a table has no sense of destiny or fate or anything else that is distinctly human.  And if you think a “table” -- literally an object -- has a sense of human purpose… well… that’d probably be a hard case to make*.

Likewise another of Germany’s great technical philosophers -- Arthur Schopenhauer, the famous Kantian/romantic era pessimist  -- made the following observation : that “concepts” are “property of man alone” .  Howevever Schopenhauer concedes the following -- that “concepts” are indeed abstract.

But here’s the thing -- these “abstract” concepts, again according to Schopenhauer “ have their whole content only from that knowledge of perception, and in relation to it. ”  Which means this: “concepts” … well I’m not going to say.  Tomorrow will be a new day -- and tomorrow I will elaborate.  


Thanks fam (and people who will never trust me),
Zigmund E. Reichenbach *If you want to make the case that “tables” have humanistic qualities -- like fate and destiny -- please make the case here on this website.  I’d love to hear your perspective on that particular topic.

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