#OCON2017 Online Prep: The Foundations of Knowledge

All six video lessons from Harry Binswanger’s 2016 course The Foundations of Knowledge are online, just in time for Objectivist Summer Conference 2017 in Pittsburgh June 10 – 15. That means attendees who are looking forward to his OCON 2017 course, Concepts and Propositions, will have an opportunity to view (or review) these context-setting lectures.

The lessons are available here:

  • Knowledge and Reality
  • Perception as the Base and Standard of Knowledge
  • Defending Perception
  • Concept Formation (Part I)
  • Concept Formation (Part II)
  • Question Period

From the course description:

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?

You can find out about OCON registration here.