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North Texas Objectivist Society (NTOS) Message Board › Metaphysics: Both the metaphysically given and the man made are absolute

Metaphysics: Both the metaphysically given and the man made are absolute

Old T.
OldToad
Group Organizer
Dallas, TX
But nothing is exempt from the law of identity. A man-made product did not have to exist, but, once made, it does exist. A man's actions did not have to be performed, but, once performed, they are facts of reality. The same is true of a man's character: he did not have to make the choices he made, but, once he has formed his character, it is a fact, and it is his personal identity. (Man's volition gives him great, but not unlimited, latitude to change his character; if he does, the change becomes a fact.)

--Ayn Rand, The Ayn Rand Letter, Vol. II, No. 13 March 26, 1973, The Metaphysical Versus The Man-Made--Part II
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