Re: Group Entity "Illusion"

Ian Goddard (
Sat, 23 Jan 1999 17:21:03 -0500

At 03:56 AM 1/23/99 -0800, James Ganong wrote:

>The Market would seem to fit certain criteria' matching those of a
>collective/conceptual entity,
>despite being a set of relationships of objects.
>Indeed, the Economy would also seem to fit these criteria. Even if the
>Economy is viewed as a stage where interactions are played out, there
>must be entities such as nations & corporations playing their roles, in
>addition to the individual humans.
>I guess my point is that Ayn Rand was wrong;

IAN: The "no group entity" proposition is a fallacy inherent to atomism that overlooks or denies outright the existence of holistic connections and structures.

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