Reason as the Leading Motive

Indian Randian

Posted by Jerry on April 29, 2006

I was quite delighted to come across this Indian blogger’s website, Yazadjal.com, who shares a positive interest in Ayn Rand and Objectivism. I don’t know how developed and accurate his understanding of Objectivism is, but I enjoyed reading some of his posts.

This one post onYazadjal.com reminded me of another favorite article I read a long time ago at the Von Mises Institute website. Here’s a particularly lovely quote from that article:

“[Rand] was a master at what one of my colleagues calls reductio ad claritatem, “reduction to clarity”— i.e., the method of refuting a position by stating it clearly—as when she wrote that “if some men are entitled by right to the products of the work of others, it means that those others are deprived of rights and condemned to slave labor,” or when she summarized the view that human perception is unreliable because limited by the nature of our sensory organs as: “man is blind, because he has eyes—deaf, because he has ears.””

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