tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-27279074.post3634736143400480271..comments2017-08-22T23:05:42.204-07:00Comments on ObjectiBlog: Libertarianism, Politics and Objectivism: Robert Knapp: Mathematics is About the World: How Ayn Rand's Theory of Concepts . . . .Neil Parillehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11074901258306769278noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-27279074.post-18972548496384339722014-10-26T19:25:09.344-07:002014-10-26T19:25:09.344-07:00Somewhere in the mid-1990s, The Intellectual Activ...Somewhere in the mid-1990s, The Intellectual Activist published a long essay about the proper, rational basis of mathematical concepts. After about 6 pages of densely-syntaxed Objectivese (including speculations about the thought processes of cavemen), the authors sprang their bombshell, the ultimate principle underlying the entire edifice of human achievement. It was separate-paragraphed and bolded, as I recall:<br /><br />1 = 1<br /><br />I canceled my subscription the same day.<br /><br />I suspect that this book is something very similar.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-27279074.post-77541553965830376912014-09-28T00:29:06.412-07:002014-09-28T00:29:06.412-07:00think > thinthink > thinDavidnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-27279074.post-88896413187895532312014-09-28T00:28:03.855-07:002014-09-28T00:28:03.855-07:00"I don't see how you can get 532 pages on..."I don't see how you can get 532 pages on mathematical theory from Ayn Rand's theory of concepts, but what do I know." Indeed. Is the reasoning like this: "Introduction to Epistemology was a thin book, not thick book. Knapp has written a thick book, not a think book. So how can its fundamental ideas be informed by the thin book"?Davidnoreply@blogger.com