Qualia, othering, and Daphne Marlatt

Subjectivity has often been defined as a judgment which is based on individual and personal impressions rather than external facts. Despite the fact that it is terminologically difficult if not impossible to make a clear cut distinction between what we call subjective and objective one is bound to characterize such matters like scientific evidence, statistics and modes of measurement as being apriorically purged of any emotional, impressionistic influence. Hence, in the situation in which an apple falls down from a tree one is objective if (s)he shall take into consideration the speed with which it fell down, the size of the apple, color and maybe the effects of the impact. Contrariwise, if one says the apple fell beautifully such annotations are considered subjective. It was mainly phenomenology…read more.