The Foundations of Knowledge

The Foundations of Knowledge

6
lessons
5 h 39 m
course length
670
enrolled

The Foundations of Knowledge

  • LEVEL
    Advanced
  • Average Rating

What is knowledge? What does it depend upon? What are the means of acquiring it? In this course, given at Objectivist Summer Conference 2016 (OCON), Harry Binswanger answers these questions and, in doing so, explains the essentials of metaphysics and epistemology from an Objectivist perspective. The course draws on material from his recent book, How We Know: Epistemology on an Objectivist Foundation.

The course addresses such questions as:

  • How is “knowledge” properly defined?
  • What is the ultimate source of knowledge?
  • Can we trust our senses?
  • What are concepts and how do we form them?

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.

see full bio

CourseSYLLABUS

The Foundations of Knowledge

donation background

WANT TO SEE MORE GREAT
CONTENT LIKE THIS?

Contribute to ARI Campus and help us create new courses!

FIND OUT HOW TO CONTRIBUTE