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Monday, January 23, 2012

0209: The Self-Evident Connotation of the Actus Essendi (VII)




Entry 0209: The Self-Evident Connotation of the Actus Essendi (VII)

Remarks by Douglas B. Rasmussen


"We do not ever really have to wonder whether we are in cognitive contact with reality—that is a given. It should be noted that the Aristotelian approach to this issue does not confine knowledge to strictly that of knowing propositions. I have used the term ‘cognition’ here to indicate an intentional union or contact with reality. This certainly includes but is not confined to the propositional." [1]


Note

[1] Douglas B. Rasmussen, “The Aristotelian Significance of the Section Titles of Atlas Shrugged,” in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical and Literary Companion, Edward W. Younkins, ed., (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2007), p. 36.