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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Freedom from bias or selfish motives.

Usage examples (35)
  • Can this be double-distilled treachery? — or can it be what men call disinterestedness? —
  • Judgment requires, above all, what Kant called disinterestedness and what Arendt called enlarged mentality, seeing the question from another's point of view.
  • Many outsiders conclude from this teaching that the conception of the world as something unreal lies at the root of the so-called disinterestedness preached in India.
  • Hence the birth of the celebrated criterion of "disinterestedness" for aesthetic enjoyment. 2 for more
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