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The Hierarchy of Knowledge (MP3 download)

By Gregory Salmieri


A central tenet of the Objectivist epistemology is that knowledge is hierarchical. This class discusses Objectivism's position on this issue as well as the positions of a number of historical philosophers. About half of the class is devoted to a historical overview. Substantial attention is given to the question of where philosophical knowledge falls in the hierarchy of knowledge.

This class was recorded at the 2005 Objectivist Summer Conference in San Diego, CA.

(MP3 download; 5 hrs., 10 min., with Q & A, 222.42 MB)