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