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"Universals and Measurement"*

I. Orientation

II.A  Analysis – Affordance of Ratio or Interval Measures
II.B  AnalysisAffordance of Ordinal Measures
II.C  Analysis – Superordinates and Similarity Classes

II.D  Analysis – Amended Measure-Definitions of Similarity and Concepts

II.E  Analysis – Conclusion of Core Task

III.   Genesis

III.A  Genesis – Elaboration of Identity

III.B  Genesis – First Words, First Universals

III.C  Genesis – Analytic Constraint

Notes

References
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Comments on III. A, B, C
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Piece-Wise Ordinal / Entity Measure / Category Theory
Abstractions / Particulars / Themes
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"Judgments and Measurement"

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"Capturing Concepts"
Introduction
I. Categorical Perception
II. Reference and Specification
III. Measure and Matter
IV. Abstraction
V. Identity and Definition
References
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Follow-up

Proper-Noun Concepts

Definite Concept and Phrase-Length
The Concept Thought
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"Capturing Quantity" – 1, 2, 3

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"Randian Axioms and Postulates in Metaphysics"
Basics / Identity with Measurement
I. Exclusions of Non-Contradiction: Entities
Part 1 – Identity as to Kind
Part 2 – Identity as to Particularity
II. Exclusions of Non-Contradiction: Actions
III. Exclusions of Non-Contradiction: Attributes
Part 1 – Locke
Part 2 – Leibniz I
Part 3 –
Part 4 –

Metaphysics and Life
There Is and I Am
Your Love of Existence
Thought's Living Existence

Beauty, Goodness, Life

 

Philosophy of Perception
Sensory Qualities: Their Relation to Sensory System and World
Primary/Secondary Qualities
Peirce on Perception and Conception
Perception and Objectivity (& Supplement)
Object and Content

Intuition
"Peirce contra Intuition and Self-Evidence"
. . Introduction
. . I. Anselm of Canterbury
. . II. Roger Bacon
. . . . –––Avicenna
. . . . –––Neoplatonists
. . . . –––Plato

Logic
Origin of 'A is A' Formula
Between False, Invalid, and Meaningless
Meaningless Tautology
Normativity of Logic – Kant v. Rand
Normativity of Logic - Robert Hanna
Predication on Identity
Contradiction with the Individual Concrete
Identity Manifold
Philosophy of Logic
Modal Logic
Quantum Logic
Why Be Logical?
Epistemology and Logic

 

Integration

From Integrity to Calculus

Integration in Rand – from integrity to calculus

to Piaget, Montessori, and Helmholtz

 

Theory of Truth
"Truth of Geometry"
. . Part 1 – Aristotle
. . Part 2 – Locke and Leibniz
. . Part 3 – Kant, Precritical
. . Part 4 – Kant, Critical (forthcoming)

“Perception and Truth – Kant and Rand”

. . I. Sense and Mind – Rand

.II. Empirical Realism – Kant A, B, C, D, E

. . III. Empirical Judgment – Kant and Rand A, B, C, D, E

Objectivist Theory of Truth

"Analytic-Synthetic Distinction"
. . Part 1 – Quine
. . Part 2 – White and Rand-Peikoff
. . Part 3 – Objective Analyticity

. . Part 4 – Aristotole to Abelard (forthcoming)

 

Change and Causality

Induction and Causality
Causal Power of Attributes
Inhering, yet Causing
Rand's Law of Causality without Uniqueness
Identity to Causality / Meyerson / Ockham
Ontology of Time
Gradients and Drivers
Types of Cause

"Induction on Identity"
Introduction
I. Varieties of Induction
II. Ockham – Contingency
III. Nicolaus – Experience of Substance
IV. Nicolaus – Reasoning to Substance
V. Hume – Experience of Cause and Effect
VI. Hume – Reasoning to Cause or Effect
VII. Hume – Necessity
VIII. Hume – Uniformity
IX. Existence is Identity

"Volitional Synapses"
Conscious Controls / Psychoneural Relation
Hypothetical Necessity
Physical and Organic Determinism / Deterministic Error

Ayn Rand Society 2007
Foundations of Ethics: Objectivism and Analytic Philosophy – Irfan Khawaja
Addendum to My Comment – Concerning Nozick 2001
Concerning Paul Bloomfield's Comment

Mathematics in Science
Functions of Mathematical Description in Astronomy and Optics, Illustrations from Antiquity
Angular Momentum and Causation
Rainbows
Aristotle
Ibn Sahl
Ibn al-Haytham / Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi / Kamal al-Din al-Farisi / Roger Bacon
—Theodoric of Freiberg A, B

Philosophy of Science
Between Realism and Constructive Empiricism
Thomas Kuhn

Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
Transactional Interpretation

"Space, Rotation, Relativity"
I. Descartes / Huygens
II. Newton / Leibniz
III. Kant
IV. Ampere / Faraday / Maxwell / Einstein

Scientific Cosmology
Copernican Revolution and Significance
Universe as a Concrete
Totality Referent
– General Relativity and Cosmology – a, b
Einstein Online
Total Angular Momentum of Universe
By Microwave and Radio
– Endless Existence – a, b
– Roger Penrose – Cycles of Time

Kant
Metaphysics of Kant and Rand
Space, Rotation, Relativity – Kant
Kant and Principia
Kant from A to Bxxx (&)
Mysticism – Kant and Rand
Categories
"Kant's Wrestle with Happiness and Life"
. . Part 1 – to 1781
. . Part 2 – towards 1785
. . Part 3 – into 1785
. . Part 4 – Moral Worth, Necessary and Free – A, B

– Dewey and Peikoff on Kant's Responsibility

 

Nietzsche v. Rand
Your Moral Ideal
Claiming Nobility
Parallels and Influence
"Truth of Will and Value"
. . Part 1 – Before Zarathustra
. . Part 2 – Zarathustra and Beyond
. . ––––––– Rand 1929–38 A, B, C
. . ––––––– Rand 1938–46 A, B, C, D, E
. . ––––––– Rand in Full

Rand and Biology
– Rand's Concept of Biology Part 1 / Part 2
Reservation on Evolution
Scientific within Rational
Vegetative Robots and Value

Rational Egoism
Function of Mind
Function of Ethics
A Rejection of Egoism
Supported Choice to Live
Desire to Value
Altruism
Sacrifice
Value Out There
– Visibility, Benevolence, and Egoism – a, b

Ayn Rand
Original, True, Important
To Think
Blok
Universals
Three Treasures
Rejection
– Objectivist Label – a, b
Soul, Structure, Struggle


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