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Introduction to objectivist epistemology

Author: Ayn Rand; Leonard Peikoff; Harry Binswanger
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : New American Library, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Expanded 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Today man's mind is under attack by all the leading schools of philosophy. We are told that we cannot trust our senses, that logic is arbitrary, that concepts have no basis in reality. Ayn Rand opposes that torrent of nihilism, and she provides the alternative in this eloquent presentation of the essential nature--and power--of man's conceptual faculty. She offers a startlingly original solution to the problem that  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ayn Rand; Leonard Peikoff; Harry Binswanger
ISBN: 0452010306 9780452010307
OCLC Number: 20353709
Notes: "A Meridian Book."
Includes index.
Description: 314 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Cognition and measurement --
Concept-formation --
Abstraction from abstractions --
Concepts of consciousness --
Definitions --
Axiomatic concepts --
The cognitive role of concepts --
Consciousness and identity --
Summary: The analytic-synthetic dichotomy / y Leonard Peikoff --
Appendix: Excerpts from the epistemology workshops.
Other Titles: Objectivist epistemology.
Responsibility: Ayn Rand ; with an additonal essay by Leonard Peikoff ; edited by Harry Binswanger and Leonard Peikoff.

Abstract:

"Today man's mind is under attack by all the leading schools of philosophy. We are told that we cannot trust our senses, that logic is arbitrary, that concepts have no basis in reality. Ayn Rand opposes that torrent of nihilism, and she provides the alternative in this eloquent presentation of the essential nature--and power--of man's conceptual faculty. She offers a startlingly original solution to the problem that brought about the collapse of modern philosophy: the problem of universals. This brilliantly argued, superbly written work, together with an essay by philosophy professor Leonard Peikoff, is vital reading for all those who seek to discover that human beings can and should live by the guidance of reason."--Publisher description.
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