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Single Idea 22358

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 5. Objectivity]

Full Idea

The objectivity of scientific statements lies in the fact that they can be inter-subjectively tested.

Gist of Idea

Scientific objectivity lies in inter-subjective testing


Karl Popper (The Logic of Scientific Discovery [1934], p.22), quoted by Reiss,J/Spreger,J - Scientific Objectivity 2.4

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.6

A Reaction

Does this mean that objectivity is the same as consensus? A bunch of subjective prejudiced fools can reach a consensus. And in the middle of that bunch there can be one person who is objecfive. Sounds wrong.