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== Epistemology ==
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Epistemology is the branch of [[philosophy]] that deals with the validity and requirements of human [[knowledge]]. The foundational writing for Objectivist epistemology is Ayn Rand's ''Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology'' (ITOE); Leonard Peikoff's ''Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand'' (OPAR) further develops a number of the basic ideas of ITOE.
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**The [[Senses]]
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**[[Consciousness]]
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**[[Volition]]
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**[[Concepts]]: [[Unit]], Concept-Formation
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**[[Objectivity]]
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**[[Knowledge]]: Context, Hierarchy
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**[[Reason]]: [[Certainty]], [[Truth]], the [[Arbitrary]]
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**[[Emotions]]
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**[[Objectivist Dictionary Project]]
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Epistemology includes those facts about how one thinks and how one should think which one must understand to minimize errors when learning about other subjects.
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[Points to treat later:<br>
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- The [[objectivity]] of knowledge.<br>
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- The Validity of the [[senses]].<br>
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- [[Sensations]], [[Percepts]], [[Concepts]].<br>
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- [[Concept formation]] by [[Measurement Omission]].<br>
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- The difference between, and validity of, both [[Deduction]] and [[Induction]].<br>
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- [[Axioms]] of human knowledge, [[Axiomatic concepts]].<br>
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- [[Existence]], [[Identity]] ([[A is A]]), [[Consciousness]].<br>
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- [[Volition]] as a necessary part of an objective Epistemology. <br>
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- [[Psycho-Epistemology]] and its relation to Epistemology.<br>]
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