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Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology by Ayn Rand
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it was amazing
Read 3 times. Last read November 4, 2006.

This book by novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, (author of "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead") establishes the foundation of the philosophy of Objectivism, putting forth a clear statement of the branch of epistemology, and specifically, of concept formation. Rand connects every concept, no matter the complexity of the abstraction, to objective reality, proving that all concepts are in fact measurable and objective, including complex emotions such as love.

This is a very technical book that may take the student several reads to start to grasp, but it is essential for understanding Objectivism, and learning to fully integrate the philosophy into one’s life. Whether one is a philosopher or a student of Objectivism, this book can help one to achieve the clarity of thinking required to have a successful and happy life.

Also included in this expanded edition are a lengthy Q&A Rand hosted to answer questions about her philosophy form other philosophers, and an analysis of "The Analytic-Synthetic Dichotomy" by Rand's intellectual heir, Dr. Leonard Peikoff.
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 ♥♥Mari♥♥ Excellent review! Whets my appetite for more! Thank you!


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