Psycho-Epistemology II

Psycho-Epistemology II

3 h 4 m
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Psycho-Epistemology II

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Ayn Rand defined psycho-epistemology as “the study of man’s cognitive processes from the aspect of the interaction between the conscious mind and the automatic functions of the subconscious.”

In these lectures extending material presented in “Psycho-Epistemology I”, Dr. Binswanger introduces and defines a new sub-discipline: applied psycho-epistemology.

Topics include:

  • The goal of applied psycho-epistemology
  • Psycho-epistemology as one’s automatized “mental software”
  • Mental filing as link formation
  • Factors affecting information retrieval
  • Definition as the process that organizes your knowledge by essentials
  • How to concretize properly

Lead Instructor

Harry Binswanger
Harry Binswanger

Harry Binswanger is the author of How We Know and is coeditor of the second edition of Ayn Rand’s Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology. He serves on the Ayn Rand Institute’s board of directors.

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Psycho-Epistemology II