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Concept Formation

Razi Ginzberg

Presented at: London Ayn Rand Meetup ARC-UK

Date: Feb 16, 2022

“A concept is a mental integration of two or more units which are isolated by a process of abstraction and united by a specific definition.” Ayn Rand, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology

How do we form concepts? To what extent is the process volitional? And what role do concepts play in the way our mind functions?

Rand’s theory of concept formation is arguably the most ground-breaking aspect of her philosophy. Join us for an overview of the theory.

Please read the chapter on concept formation in Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, available here


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