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Subjective vs. objective & "Knowledge for its own sake"

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Today many people try to draw a logical connection between knowledge and action; I think this is an overstatement. For instance, I can know the latest office gossip without doing a thing about it. Can't I? Why do people say knowledge is always tied to action--what are they trying to say? Is it simply a rejection of "knowledge for its own sake"?

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It is useful sometimes to use the words "subjective" and "objective," but only in simple contexts and where I think it is clear what I mean. Can you give a specific example where you might need to use each word (an example of each) and how you would make it clear what you meant? See attached...

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1. It is useful sometimes to use the words "subjective" and "objective," but only in simple contexts and where I think it is clear what I mean. Can you give a specific example where you might need to use each word (an example of each) and how you would make it clear what you meant? See attached...

I like how the lecture ends, and after reading it, I agree with it:

"Anyway, I say in conclusion: Avoid these terms, subjective and objective. Just don't use them, because there is no telling what other people are thinking. If you are confident that, in a certain case, you can use them clearly, go ahead; but I say you are better off without either one of them." (From attachment)

Perhaps one example of objective truth might be that "The earth takes 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds to turn on its axis" ...

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Discusses the difference between "subjective" and "objective" with examples, as well as explores the connection between knowledge and action.

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