Integration by Essentials
Aug 09, 1997
Integration, Ayn Rand wrote, "is the key to man's consciousness, to his conceptual faculty, to his basic premises, to his life." This lecture examines the key to integration: the identification of essentials. It presents a detailed "chewing" of the crucial role of essentials in the mental act of integration. Some issues discussed are: the reason man must think in essentials; the relationship between principles and essentials; context and essentials; the function of essentials in both forming and applying concepts.