more from Quentin Meillassoux

Single Idea 19649

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

Full Idea

Since Kant, objectivity is no longer defined with reference to the object in itself, but rather with reference to the possible universality of an objective statement.

Gist of Idea

Since Kant, objectivity is defined not by the object, but by the statement's potential universality


Quentin Meillassoux (After Finitude; the necessity of contingency [2006], 1)

Book Reference

Meillassoux: 'After Finitude: the necessity of contingency', ed/tr. Brassier,R [Bloomsbury 2008], p.15

A Reaction

Meillassoux disapproves of this, as a betrayal by philosophers of the scientific revolution, which gave us true objectivity (e.g. about how the world was before humanity).