Objectivism or Objectivist may refer to:

  • Any standpoint that stresses objectivity, including;
  • Philosophical objectivity, realism, the conviction that reality is mind-independent
  • Moral objectivism, the view that some ethics are absolute
  • Objectivism (Ayn Rand), a philosophy developed by Ayn Rand whose tenets are presented as metaphysically objective
  • The Objectivist poets, a group of Modernist writers who emerged in the 1930s

See also

  • Object (disambiguation)

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