Re: The "Group-Entity" Illusion
Wed, 20 Jan 1999 08:28:41 -0700

Chris Wolcomb (who apparently hasn't been following this thread) writes:
>I therefore see no philosophical reason to speak of 'society' as any less
>fictious as a single 'human' or single 'cell', both of which could just as
>easily be seen as fictions in the same way that 'society' is a fiction.

>Either everything beyond a collection of atoms is fiction, or Ayn Rand is
>Wrong - pure and simple.

I believe I already explained why this line of reasoning is false. Read the whole thread, Chris. There's nothing in social organisation remotely resembling the integration of cells in a human body.