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Erandror,

In your most previous missive, you said that most of Rand’s philosophy was there before she named her axioms. So I assume that most of her philosophy was there before she entered University. And if she didn’t name her axioms then, most of her philosophy was there in the form of her sense of life. If so, then wouldn’t her axioms be there, since they are the guardians of her philosophy, before she named them explicitly?

Now I suspect that Rand was familiar with Aristotle’s axioms before she entered university. She started thinking in principles by 12. But she was also interested in Victor Hugo. I suspect that she read his play Cromwell and was led to look at Aristotle from Hugo’s preface to that play. This is mere speculation, though. The above is the substance.

Americo.

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