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Ayn Rand: A rationalist or empiricist

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Parmenides versus Heraclitus

<snip> change is illogical, that in any clash between mind and reality, reality is dispensable and, therefore, change is an illusion—versus <snip> [the] mind is dispensable, that knowledge is an illusion and nothing exists but change. Or: consciousness without existence versus existence without consciousness. Or: blind dogmatism versus cynical subjectivism. Or: Rationalism versus Empiricism.
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I'd say it is important not to paint them all with a very broad brush. Even though Kant and Hume came out of those two camps, fellows like Locke and Leibniz were also amongst them, and there are some useful observations to be found by the careful reader.

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