This is the first of two 90-minute Q&A sessions given by Leonard Peikoff during the course, Objectivism: The State of the Art. Topics covered in this session include: how personal observation (of his infant daughter) advanced Peikoff’s knowledge of technical epistemology; what distinguishes basic axioms, axiomatic concepts and metaphysical corollaries; why automatized emotional repression is not evasion; why concepts of consciousness must be reduced back to introspective data; the alternative names for Objectivism that Ayn Rand considered.