Epistemology is the branch of philosophy that deals with the validity and requirements of human knowledge. The foundational writing for Objectivist epistemology is Ayn Rand's Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology (ITOE); Leonard Peikoff's Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand (OPAR) further develops a number of the basic ideas of ITOE.
[Points to treat later:
- The objectivity of knowledge.
- The Validity of the senses.
- Sensations, Percepts, Concepts.
- Concept formation by Measurement Omission.
- The difference between, and validity of, both Deduction and Induction.
- Axioms of human knowledge, Axiomatic concepts.
- Existence, Identity (A is A), Consciousness.
- Volition as a necessary part of an objective Epistemology.
- Psycho-Epistemology and its relation to Epistemology.