Between 1969 and 1971, Ayn Rand conducted a series of four
epistemology workshops for a dozen professionals in the field of philosophy,
with the purpose of “chewing” the Objectivist theory of concepts. This recording includes three unedited excerpts from
the workshops that were not included among the transcripts contained in the
expanded second edition of Introduction
to Objectivist Epistemology.
In these excerpts, Rand
discusses (and identifies thinking errors in) questions concerning:
Montessori's insightful method for teaching the concept of “number”
- The concept of
“non-existence,” concepts of imagination, and negative propositions in relation
to the onus-of-proof principle
- Certainty and the
open-endedness of concepts.
(MP3 download; 36 min., 25.83 MB)
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