By Ayn Rand
2nd edition, edited by Harry Binswanger and Leonard Peikoff
Ayn Rand states her revolutionary theory of concepts; transcripts of invaluable epistemology workshops she conducted are also included.
Topics covered include: What qualifies as an entity? How the act of abstracting is volitionally initiated. Do definitions narrow or expand as knowledge increases? How to validate induction. The meaning of "implicit concept."
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword to the First Edition by Ayn Rand
1. Cognition and Measurement
3. Abstraction from Abstractions
4. Concepts of Consciousness
6. Axiomatic Concepts
7. The Cognitive Role of Concepts
8. Consciousness and Identity
The Analytic-Synthetic Dichotomy by Leonard Peikoff
Appendix: Excerpts from the Epistemological Workshops
Foreward to the Second Edition by Leonard Peikoff
Preface by Harry Binswanger
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