I recently found this article in my archives from 2013, but it’s still pretty relevant so I’m publishing it (finally!) Might work for Halloween, too, because when you don’t do your own thinking you start to look like the above pic and you get spider webs in your brain. :-)
Tag: Ayn Rand
The weekly word is back! Once a week I will define and/or explore a new word in the search for more precise meaning in the English language.
From The Ayn Rand Lexicon: Prior Certainty of Consciousness: Descartes began with the basic epistemological premise of every Witch Doctor (a premise he shared explicitly with Augustine): “the prior certainty of consciousness,” the belief that the existence of an external world is not self-evident, but must be proved by deduction