FTNCI 070: Objectivism Book Study (Week 12) — Context

The Objectivism Book Study is meeting through 2022 to study Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, by Leonard Peikoff.

Welcome to the Objectivism Book Study (Week 12) — Context.

​This week, the reading was:

Ch. 4 – Objectivity as volitional adherence to reality 116-120
Ch. 4 – Knowledge as contextual 121-128

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“The concept of objectivity is essential to a rational epistemology. It is a requirement of the proper development of human consciousness and ultimately of human survival.” – Leonard Peikoff.

We’re discussing the rational foundation of philosophy.

In the news daily, we see tangible demonstrations of the need for such a foundation.

A potent example came in Spring 2022, during the nomination hearing for Supreme Court Justice.

We saw Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee ask prospective Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson: “Can you provide a definition of the word woman?”

Jackson replied: “No, I can’t. I’m not a biologist.”

Jackson is pro-abortion. Her view amounts to:

“I don’t know when life begins, but I do know that something I can’t define (a woman) has the right to kill it.”

This is what happens when the people of a nation see no need for precision in concepts, logic, and philosophy.

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