One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion.
- ‘A compartmentalized thinker who indulges in epistemology can destroy his knowledge, yet retain it as well.’
- ‘They work not just in philosophy of religion but in epistemology and metaphysics.’
- ‘In modern epistemology, or theory of knowledge, certain assumptions are common.’
- ‘You might say that this is the metaphysical residue not soaked up by Kantian epistemology.’
- ‘It includes a number of books and articles that have nothing to do with epistemology and metaphysics.’
- ‘The turn from epistemology to ontology was taken before Heidegger by Nicolai Hartmann.’
- ‘This is a crucial element in contextualist epistemology, not a criticism of it.’
- ‘For Berlin, the philosophy of history was tied not only to epistemology, but to ethics.’
- ‘He interprets the Critique of Pure Reason not as epistemology but as ontology.’
- ‘Yet defending praise and blame is not simply a matter of moral ontology and epistemology.’
- ‘These include matters of epistemology, ontology, semantics, and logic.’
- ‘In Britain, John Locke reacted against the innatism of Cartesian epistemology, but retained a theory of ideas.’
- ‘The authentic scientific ring of Russell's logic echoed in his epistemology of natural knowledge, Quine wrote.’
- ‘In addition, before I can figure out ethics for sure, I need to decide which epistemology I'm going to use.’
- ‘From the philosophical point of view, what this teaching does is to shift the focus of investigation from ontology to epistemology.’
- ‘Each can be seen as drawing an analogy with one or more strands of Marxist epistemology.’
- ‘Crathorn had to face up to the skeptical consequences of this odd epistemology.’
- ‘These are matters of what philosophers call epistemology, the study of knowledge.’
- ‘Nietzsche never worked out his own epistemology in detail, nor is there any reason to think that he would have particularly wanted to.’
- ‘This position is far removed from Parmenidean metaphysics and epistemology.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek epistēmē ‘knowledge’, from epistasthai ‘know, know how to do’.
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