Origin of epistemology
Examples from the Web for epistemology
One reason for the popularity of both is that the centre of interest in their best-known works is not in epistemology.The Christian Faith Under Modern Searchlights|William Hallock Johnson
This nursing ontology requires an epistemology consonant with human science values and methods.Nursing as Caring|Anne Boykin
Dewey himself never condemned 'epistemology' more effectively.John Dewey's logical theory|Delton Thomas Howard
As compared with Kant, Hegel is distinguished above all by his complete abjuration of the agnostic standpoint in epistemology.History of Modern Philosophy|Alfred William Benn
Schlick in his book on epistemology has therefore characterised axioms very aptly as implicit definitions.Sidelights on Relativity|Albert Einstein
British Dictionary definitions for epistemology
Word Origin for epistemology
Word Origin and History for epistemology
"theory of knowledge," 1856, coined by Scottish philosopher James F. Ferrier (1808-1864) from Greek episteme "knowledge," from Ionic Greek epistasthai "know how to do, understand," literally "overstand," from epi "over, near" (see epi-) + histasthai "to stand," (see histo-).
The scientific (as opposed to philosophical) study of the roots and paths of knowledge is epistemics (1969). Related: Epistemological; epistemologically.
Culture definitions for epistemology
The branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and origin of knowledge. Epistemology asks the question “How do we know what we know?”