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Monthly Meeting

The primary activity of each meeting will be the review of some written work applying Objectivist principles to aspects of modern culture.  Our method is to "chew" a particular essay -- to review, to discuss, to increase the depth of our understanding of the principles and observations it contains. While our topics are selected to interest those who are familiar with Objectivism, anyone interested in the philosophy is welcome, as are their questions.

For the coming months we will discuss excepts from Harry Binswanger's new book "How We Know - Epistemology on an Objectivist Foundation."  (Available from or from the publisher at

For public discussion, we are resuming our discussion of Chapter 7 - "Logic: Practice" for two reasons.  First, the first six chapters are highly technical and do not lend themselves to informal discussion - this is not an academic seminar.  Familiarity with the Objectivist  understanding of logic (AR: "The art of non-contradictory identification") and its application in the processes of concept formation and verification is sufficient for our discussion.  Second, this chapter examines in detail the necessity of using logic  in all aspects of gaining and integrating knowledge.

Suggestions are always welcome for other aspects of Objectivism to be discussed at future meetings.

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  • Lowell

    Thanks for pointing out my spelling error. It has been corrected. You would never know I once was a copy editor.

    September 13, 2014

  • Jill Joybelle V.

    Sorry, only one more vacation day left at work, which
    I intend to use for the October meeting.
    (By the way, I am pretty sure you intended to say
    "public discussion", and NOT the word I read above).-----Jill Joybelle VanSise

    September 13, 2014

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