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"They proclaim that there is no law of identity, that nothing exists but change, and blank out the fact that change presupposes the concepts of what changes, from what and to what, that without the law of identity no such concept as 'change' is possible."  -Galt's Speech
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"They proclaim that there is no law of identity, that nothing exists but change, and blank out the fact that change presupposes the concepts of what changes, from what and to what, that without the law of identity no such concept as 'change' is possible."  -[[Atlas_Shrugged|Galt's_Speech]]
  
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==Identity==
  
 
The [[axiom]] of identity states that everything is what it is, that objects obey their basic nature, an apple is an apple, A is A.  It is the fundamental rule of [[logic]] and is a prerequisite to the certainty of [[knowledge]].
 
The [[axiom]] of identity states that everything is what it is, that objects obey their basic nature, an apple is an apple, A is A.  It is the fundamental rule of [[logic]] and is a prerequisite to the certainty of [[knowledge]].

Revision as of 22:15, 22 May 2014

"They proclaim that there is no law of identity, that nothing exists but change, and blank out the fact that change presupposes the concepts of what changes, from what and to what, that without the law of identity no such concept as 'change' is possible." -Galt's_Speech

Identity

The axiom of identity states that everything is what it is, that objects obey their basic nature, an apple is an apple, A is A. It is the fundamental rule of logic and is a prerequisite to the certainty of knowledge.

Further Reading

Metaphysics Topics
Axioms: Existence, Consciousness, IdentityCorollary: Causality, Primacy of Existence
Reality: Primacy of Existence, Existents, the Metaphysically Given versus the Man Made