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Ayn Rand ’ s Theory of Concepts : A Brief Overview

  title={Ayn Rand ’ s Theory of Concepts : A Brief Overview},
  author={W. Thomas},
This paper summarizes Rand’s theory of concepts as presented in the first five chapters of Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology. Rand’s approach to universals, essentials, and definitions is discussed, and key Randian usages such as “unit,” “measurement,” “distinguishing characteristic” and “Conceptual Common Denominator” are explained. An appendix summarizes Rand’s treatment of several concepts. Introduction Ayn Rand’s theory of concepts is presented in her monograph Introduction to… Expand
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