The topic of objectivity is quite well traveled in philosophy and the sciences, including, especially, in the social sciences. In this work my main purpose has been to examine some of the recent attacks on the very possibility of objectivity, of our capacity to know the world and its various features as they are rather than as we may have been induced by various factors – such as our culture, upbringing, the constitution of our minds, our emotions, our economic situation, or some combination of these – to take it to be. Richard Rorty and Thomas Kuhn served as examples of those who are skeptics about the possibility of objectivity, while C. S. Peirce’sbasic ideas served to illustrate how objective understanding cannot be abandoned in a serious philosophical position.