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Tables of Contents for Objectivism
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Acknowledgments
xi
 
Preface
xiii
 
Reality
1
36
Existence, Consciousness, and Identity as the Basic Axioms
4
8
Causality as a Corollary of Identity
12
5
Existence as Possessing Primacy Over Consciousness
17
6
The Metaphysically Given as Absolute
23
7
Idealism and Materialism as the Rejection of Basic Axioms
30
7
Sense Perception and Volition
37
36
The Senses as Necessarily Valid
39
5
Sensory Qualities as Real
44
4
Consciousness as Possessing Identity
48
4
The Perceptual Level as the Given
52
3
The Primary Choice as the Choice to Focus or Not
55
7
Human Actions, Mental and Physical, as Both Caused and Free
62
7
Volition as Axiomatic
69
4
Concept-Formation
73
37
Differentiation and Integration as the Means to a Unit-Perspective
74
7
Concept-Formation as a Mathematical Process
81
10
Concepts of Consciousness as Involving Measurement-Omission
91
5
Definition as the Final Step in Concept-Formation
96
9
Concepts as Devices to Achieve Unit-Economy
105
5
Objectivity
110
42
Concepts as Objective
111
5
Objectivity as Volitional Adherence to Reality by the Method of Logic
116
5
Knowledge as Contextual
121
8
Knowledge as Hierarchical
129
13
Intrinsicism and Subjectivism as the Two Forms of Rejecting Objectivity
142
10
Reason
152
35
Emotions as a Product of Ideas
153
6
Reason as Man's only Means of Knowledge
159
4
The Arbitrary as Neither True Nor False
163
8
Certainy as Contextual
171
11
Mysticism and Skepticism as Denials of Reason
182
5
Man
187
19
Living Organisms as Goal-Directed and Conditional
189
4
Reason as Man's Basic Means of Survival
193
5
Reason as an Attribute of the Individual
198
8
The Good
206
44
``Life'' as the Essential Root of ``Value''
207
6
Man's Life as the Standard of Moral Value
213
7
Rationality as the Primary Virtue
220
9
The Individual as the Proper Beneficiary of His Own Moral Action
229
12
Values as Objective
241
9
Virtue
250
75
Independence as a Primary Orientation to Reality, Not to Other Men
251
8
Integrity as Loyalty to Rational Principles
259
8
Honesty as the Rejection of Unreality
267
9
Justice as Rationality in the Evaluation of Men
276
16
Productiveness as the Adjustment of Nature to Man
292
11
Pride as Moral Ambitiousness
303
7
The Initiation of Physical Force as Evil
310
15
Happiness
325
25
Virtue as Practical
326
9
Happiness as the Normal Condition of Man
335
8
Sex as Metaphysical
343
7
Government
350
28
Individual Rights as Absolutes
351
12
Government as an Agency to Project Rights
363
6
Statism as the Politics of Unreason
369
9
Capitalism
378
35
Capitalism as the Only Moral Social System
380
15
Capitalism as the System of Objectivity
395
11
Opposition to Capitalism as Dependent on Bad Epistemology
406
7
Art
413
38
Art as a Concretization of Metaphysics
414
14
Romantic Literature as Illustrating the Role of Philosophy in Art
428
10
Esthetic Value as Objective
438
13
Epilogue: The Duel Between Plato and Aristotle
451
10
References
461
18
Index
479