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Objectivity in Writing

Robert W. Tracinski

Presented at: IRM 2001

Date: Jul 07, 2001

A war of ideas is won by the side that is most clear, forceful, and eloquent in defending its views. In this battle, fortunately, advocates of Objectivism have an invaluable advantage: the philosophy of Objectivism itself. This course explains how understanding and applying the epistemological principle of objectivity can improve the persuasiveness of one's writing. The lectures focus on four key aspects of objectivity in writing—context, motivation, unit-reduction, and the creative role of grammar—featuring new material developed for Mr. Tracinski's "Introduction to Writing" course for the Objectivist Academic Center.



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