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Rand likes to analyze things both metaphysically and epistemologically; can someone give examples of this and explain it? Thanks

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edited Oct 06 '12 at 22:52

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You make an assertion, that "Ayn Rand likes to analyze things both metaphysically and epistemologically."

Why do you believe this?

It is not a self-evident fact, so why do you assert it? What is the evidence for your assertion?

(Oct 07 '12 at 20:27) John Paquette ♦ John%20Paquette's gravatar image

oh sorry; in some of her works on axiomatic concepts she says something along the lines of that they (axiomatic concepts) designate metaphysical absolutes and are the products of epistemology necessities. I'm just interested in how you would analyze this. Thanks

(Oct 08 '12 at 15:00) TheBucket TheBucket's gravatar image

ITOE2 pg. 58 This gives us a lead to another special aspect of axiomatic concepts: although they designate a fundamental metaphysical fact, axiomatic concepts are the products of an epistemological need—the need of a volitional, conceptual consciousness which is capable of error and doubt.

(Oct 08 '12 at 16:24) dream_weaver ♦ dream_weaver's gravatar image
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