>Folks: I would appreciate your thoughts on the definition of
>"objectivity", as in "objective science-based research" or "s/he is an
>objective researcher". Define, rather than describe it - if you can.
With respect to propositions,"objectivity" means capable of being
determined true or false without respect to an individual perspective; and
with respect to people, it means the ability, or the exercise thereof, to
put aside one's own perspective and consider propositions from a universal
Since all qualitative perceptions have been observed to vary from
individual to individual (and even from time to time for a given
individual), it seems that the truth values of all objective propositions
must have quantities as their sole determinants.
>Secondly, I'd be very interested in hearing your perceptions of the
>unique and specific role(s) that publicly funded universities
>(including but not limited to land grant) should be (not are) playing
>in modern society.
Geez. I haven't got my /first/ dissertation finished yet.
Are we talking about Canadian universities or "sub-Canadian"? The
differences in social structure are considerable enough, it seems to me,
that this has to be taken into account. I'm not sure I would have very
much to say about universities in general without any reference to their
social contexts. Would you consider narrowing the inquiry a bit?
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