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Monday, June 22 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Reason: The Conceptual Faculty

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This talk explains the fundamental view of Objectivist epistemology: that human consciousness is notable for its capability of forming objective concepts based in the evidence of our senses. Assessible to people at any level of familiarity with philosophy or Ayn Rand's ideas, the talk will explain how it is possible to think in terms of objective abstractions even though all existents are particular and different. This talk provides a ground work in Objectivist concept theory and Ayn Rand's idea of “measurement omission,” and as such is a helpful entree to the definitions workshop planned for Tuesday and Wednesday.

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William R. Thomas

Director of Programs / CFO, The Atlas Society
William R. Thomas is Director of Programs and CFO of The Atlas Society. He is also Lecturer in Economics at the University at Albany. He holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan. Thomas is the editor of Ethics at Work (2016) and of The Literary Art of Ayn... Read More →

Monday June 22, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am PDT

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