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Objections to the Axioms (Part 3)
Question: “Are Axioms
Proven or Merely Assumptions?” “Are first
principles or the axioms of logic (such as identity, non-contradiction)
provable? If not, then isn't just an intuitive assumption that they are true?[...]”[1] The axioms are neither “proven” no...
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Objections to the Axioms (Part 1)
The axioms lay the proper foundation for a philosophy.   But for any statement or expression, there is
almost always someone who disagrees.   Axioms are of no exceptions.   Of
the people who are dismissive of Objectivism, I believe many are especially
oppos...
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The Metaphysically Given as Absolute
The Objectivist view of metaphysics ends with the principle
that alternatives to facts of reality are impossible and unimaginable.   These facts, which Ayn Rand called the
“metaphysically given,” necessarily exist.   Man-made facts, on the other hand, are c...
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The Law of Causality (Cause-and-Effect)
Causality is something inherent in reality; it is an inescapable law of existence. In Objectivism, it is the first principle of Metaphysics after the identification of the basic axioms. I will give an inductive investigation of sorts into how this law can...
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@EZ M:  You have serious psychological problems, and I sincerely pity people like you.  Your anti-women bashing is an offense to not just to this great talk, but really to all civilized discussions. 

Women "can't process abstract thought"?!?  The speaker agrees with the philosophy of Objectivism, which was created by a woman, Ayn Rand.  I won't even mention the legions of other women who were and are philosophers, scientists, businesswomen, and artists.  I won't mention the women who were and are and will be far smarter than you ever will be.  I won't because the filth you regard as your opinion is worthy of nothing but dismissal.

It saddens me that the world contains the level of stupidity embodied in yourself.
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Objections to the Axioms (Part 2)
This next objection is about the utility of the axioms.   Objection: “Axioms
Must Have Deductive Implications” [...]A first principle is only useful and workable if you can
deduce the rest of the worldview from it. You can't deduce anything from
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The Order of the Objectivist Metaphysics
With the final principle of the Objectivist metaphysics
articulated, we can now see the structure of this branch of philosophy. The Basic Axioms, and
Their Corollaries We begin with the metaphysical axiomatic concepts and
axioms, which I’ve already discusse...
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The Primacy of Existence
Objectivism is named for one of its key concepts that it
emphasizes and upholds—the concept of “objectivity.”   Ayn Rand said this about objectivity in part:
“It pertains to the relationship of consciousness to existence. Metaphysically
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Hey, I'm back, and look what I made!
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