a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge.
- e·pis·te·mo·log·i·cal [ih-pis-tuh-muh-loj-i-kuhl], /ɪˌpɪs tə məˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective
- e·pis·te·mol·o·gist, noun
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How to use epistemology in a sentence
Thomas Krendl Gilbert is a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell Tech and received an interdisciplinary PhD in machine ethics and epistemology at UC Berkeley.Social media is polluting society. Moderation alone won’t fix the problem | Nathaniel Lubin, Thomas Krendl Gilbert | August 9, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
After some time at the University of Heidelberg, where he became interested in philosophy, epistemology and the foundations of geometry, in 1871 he was awarded the physics chair at the University of Berlin.
Working on my thesis proposal, on the impact of simulations on epistemology in scientific fields, where controlled experiments are impossible, I began to delve into the history of computation and simulations.Five Scientists on the Heroes Who Changed Their Lives - Issue 93: Forerunners | Alan Lightman, Hope Jahren, Robert Sapolsky, | December 2, 2020 | Nautilus
He may never have heard the word epistemology, but his theory of knowledge is essentially the same as Platos.The Behavior of Crowds | Everett Dean Martin
This suggests that a strictly monistic epistemology, whether idealistic or realistic, does not get rid of the problem.Essays in Experimental Logic | John Dewey
It is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to draw a hard and fast line between epistemology and other branches of philosophy.
Moral philosophy was the center of his teaching, and epistemology was only instrumental.The Enchiridion | Epictetus
But there is another side of the problem which is, perhaps, of more importance and which epistemology generally overlooks.Evolution in Modern Thought | Ernst Haeckel
British Dictionary definitions for epistemology
the theory of knowledge, esp the critical study of its validity, methods, and scope
- epistemologist, noun
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Cultural 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?”
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