From The Practical Ontology & Compendium of Social Cohesion

Definition: As used herein, an Observer is a role a Person plays wherein he or she forms a Degree of Certitude about an Observation, i.e., a Proposition that he or she makes supposedly without becoming engaged with or otherwise entangled in the Objects, Events, or Persons about which the Observation (Proposition) is stated. The Observer's role is often titled, "being objective." Being perfectly "objective" is impossible given the Intrinsic Nature of the human Sensorium upon which everyone's Degree of Certitude about anything is based. Argument If an Observer cannot really be "objective" in the sense of not being entangled in his or her Observations or Propositions, why have the words Observer and Observation in The OC at all? The OC has these words and uses them on occasion because they embody a commonplace Belief that certain Categories of Persons on certain occasions can be "objective" and not entangled in their Observations or Propositions. For example, a newspaper reporter is "objective" when reporting the news or a scientist is "objective" when Observing an apple fall from a tree.

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