Ayn Rand and "The Objective": A Closer Look at the Intrinsic-Objective-Subjective Trichotomy

Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 9 (1):53 - 92 (2007)
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This essay offers a new interpretation and clarification of Rand's intrinsic-objective-subjective trichotomy, arguing that although her writings show the objective as having both epistemological and metaphysical aspects, the latter has been drastically downplayed, much to the detriment of the further development of Objectivism. The article traces the historical roots of the concept of the "objective," as well as the confusion and errors that led to the scope of Rand's trichotomy being radically curtailed by its two chief proponents, and it explains how the common view of the objective as "mind-independent" is a pitfall to be avoided



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