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My Criticism of Concept Formation

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18 minutes ago, SpookyKitty said:

Is there any way to perform a non-strawman critique of Objectivist epistemology at all, seeing as how Rand never wrote anything more advanced than an introductory text about the subject?

Yes, of course there is. For instance, we can argue that human beings do have some innate ideas. [Added: Even more at the level-of-impedance would be to argue that humans have some innate concepts.]

But, if you think there's no way to perform a non-strawman critique, why bother doing so?

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Just now, softwareNerd said:

Yes, of course there is. For instance, we can argue that human beings do have some innate ideas. 

But, if you think there's no way to perform a non-strawman critique, why bother doing so?

 

But arguing for the idea that human beings do have some innate ideas, although contrary to Objectivism, is not a ciriticism of Objectivism specifically.

I'm not at all saying that one can't perform a non-strawman critique. I'm saying that it is what you appear to be saying.

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