Epistemology

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Epistemology

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.


[Points to treat later:
- The objectivity of knowledge.
- The Validity of the senses.
- Sensations, Percepts, Concepts.
- Concept formation by Measurement Omission.
- The difference between, and validity of, both Deduction and Induction.
- Axioms of human knowledge, Axiomatic concepts.
- Existence, Identity (A is A), Consciousness.
- Volition as a necessary part of an objective Epistemology.
- Psycho-Epistemology and its relation to Epistemology.
]