Definition of Epistemology

1. Noun. The philosophical theory of knowledge.

Generic synonyms: Philosophy
Specialized synonyms: Methodological Analysis, Methodology
Derivative terms: Epistemological, Epistemologist



Definition of Epistemology

1. n. The theory or science of the method or grounds of knowledge.

Definition of Epistemology

1. Noun. The branch of philosophy dealing with the study of knowledge; theory of knowledge, asking such questions as "What is knowledge?", "How is knowledge acquired?", "What do people know?", "How do we know what we know?". ¹

2. Noun. A particular theory of knowledge. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epistemology

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Medical Definition of Epistemology

1. The theory or science of the method or grounds of knowledge. Origin: Gr. Knowledge. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Epistemology

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1. Philosophy, Its Scope and Relations: An Introductory Course of Lectures by Henry Sidgwick, James Ward (1902)
"Further, he conceives epistemology to be concerned with three questions : (1) ... epistemology is concerned with the first question only so far as that is ..."

2. Introduction to Philosophy: A Handbook for Students of Psychology, Logic by Oswald Külpe (1897)
"epistemology. 1. In the wider sense of the,term, epistemology or theory of knowledge means the science of the material and formal principles of knowledge; ..."

3. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1902)
"epistemology AND ETHICS. HCW Essai critique sur le droit ... spirit into the modern controversies concerning the problems of ontology and epistemology. ..."

4. The Problem of Knowledge by Douglas Clyde Macintosh (1915)
"... as a device for showing the rational possibility of a sufficiently critical epistemology which shall combine realism with epistemological monism, ..."

5. Introduction to Philosophy by Wilhelm Jerusalem (1910)
"THE DEVELOPMENT AND THE SCHOOLS OF epistemology It is the business of epistemology to investigate the ..."

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