Phenix, Philip H., "The Architectonics of Knowledge," pp. 44-62 in Stanley Elam, ed., Education and the Structure of Knowledge . Chicago: Rand McNally, 1964.


Categorizes knowledge by nine generic classes (synnoetics, aesthetics, symbolics, emperics, morals, ethics, history, philosophy, religion) on the basis of whether it refers to singular, general, or comprehensive knowledge and whether it is concerned with fact, form, or norm.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and the Disciplines, Content Selection and Organization, Knowledge Generation


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