bird's eye view vs. frog's eye view

30 Oct 2021 02:15 - 09 May 2024 02:38
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    • Systems may be observed from the outside, or from the inside. We call these objectivity and subjectivity. Emic and etic is the anthropological terminology
    • Our culture tends to value objectivity, with good reason. Subjectivity is as common as dirt; everybody does it; but objectivity is an achievement, requiring schooling, training, and institutional practices like journalism and science.
    • It seems to me that subjectivity and objectivity need to be balanced and integrated. Too much emphasis on the objective, and you get eliminativism or gradgrindism or Rationalism. Too much emphasis on the subjective and you get the rancid aspects of postmodernism and whatever it is that seems to afflict the younger generation, a kind of toxic emotional entitlement.
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      • Nietzsche mentions "frog perspectives" in passing in Beyond Good and Evil Part 1, Section 2