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ɪˌpɪs təˈmɒl ə dʒiepis·te·mol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. epistemology(noun)

    the philosophical theory of knowledge


  1. epistemology(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?".

    Some thinkers take the view that, beginning with the work of Descartes, epistemology began to replace metaphysics as the most important area of philosophy.

  2. epistemology(Noun)

    A particular theory of knowledge.

    In his epistemology, Plato maintains that our knowledge of universal concepts is a kind of recollection.

  3. Origin: From ἐπιστήμη, from ἐπίσταμαι + -λογία, from λέγω. The term was introduced into English by the Scottish philosopher James Frederick Ferrier (1808-1864).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Epistemology(noun)

    the theory or science of the method or grounds of knowledge

  2. Origin: [Gr. knowledge + -logy.]


  1. Epistemology

    Epistemology is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge and is also referred to as "theory of knowledge". It questions what knowledge is and how it can be acquired, and the extent to which any given subject or entity can be known. Much of the debate in this field has focused on analyzing the nature of knowledge and how it relates to connected notions such as truth, belief, and justification. The term "epistemology" was introduced by the Scottish philosopher James Frederick Ferrier.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Epistemology

    ep-is-tē-mol′oj-i, n. the theory of knowledge.—adj. Epistemolog′ical. [Gr. epistēmē, knowledge, logia, discourse.]

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