Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Objectivism 101: Axioms

 

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What is an axiom?

An axiom is a statement that identifies the base of knowledge and of any further statement pertaining to that knowledge, a statement necessarily contained in all others, whether any particular speaker chooses to identify it or not. An axiom is a proposition that defeats its opponents by the fact that they have to accept it and use it in the process of any attempt to deny it.

There’s more, and it’s the true foundation of what we call “common sense

[Pic from ‘Ayn Rand Lexicon - Objectivism from A to Z.’ Hat tip Louise Lamontagne]

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