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A particular theory of knowledge

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

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.

The branch of philosophy which investigates the origin, nature, methods and limits of human knowing [The American College Dictionary]
the theory of knowledge (Leading questions are What can we know? and How do we know?)
The branch of philosophy dealing with the study of knowledge; theory of knowledge
The theory of knowledge, how we know what we know
the area of philosophy that deals with questions concerning knowledge and that considers various theories of knowledge
The branch of philosophy that deals with knowing and the methods of obtaining knowledge
the branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge, in particular its foundations, scope, and validity
{i} (Philosophy) branch of philosophy dealing with the origins nature and extent of human knowledge
The theory of knowledge or branch of philosophy that studies how knowledge is gained, how much we can know, and what justification there is for what is known
One of the major branches of philosophy, most often contrasted with ontology Epistemology is the study of how we know what we know
Strictly speaking, refers to philosophies or theories of the nature of knowledge In social science, epistemology often refers to how individuals perceive "truth," and the social processes by which knowledge is constructed and accepted as "true "
One of the principal branches of philosophy, epistemology is the theory of knowledge Its subject matter includes the role of sense perception in the acquisition of knowledge, the possibility of attaining objective knowledge, the psychological aspects of knowledge, and – on some accounts – the sociological aspects of knowledge (The adjectival forms are "epistemic" and "epistemological" )
The branch of philosophy that deals with how we know things; theory of knowledge; the study and acquisition of knowledge
Traditionally, the theory of knowledge Ansering the question: what kinds of knowledge can we have of the external world of objects, of minds other than our own, of mathematical objects, and so on
A major branch of philosophy that concerns the forms, nature, and preconditions of knowledge <Discussion> <References> Pete Mandik
(Greek episteme, "knowledge"; logos, "theory"), branch of philosophy that addresses the philosophical problems surrounding the theory of knowledge Epistemology is concerned with the definition of knowledge and related concepts, the sources and criteria of knowledge, the kinds of knowledge possible and the degree to which each is certain, and the exact relation between the one who knows and the object known
the study or a theory of the nature or grounds of knowledge especially with reference to its limits and validity
Genus: Branch of philosophy Differentia: Dealing with knowledge, how it is gained, and its relationship to reality Link: Article
The study of how we know what we know, how creatures or groups of creatures, including humans, from families to cultures, societies and the global living system, think, and decide It reveals the premises underlying outer behaviour and inner thinking These premises may be based on the history of society and the individual, and they set filters which allow or limit the passage of new information of difference into the mind Sub-systems such as an individual, or a family may have a particular epistemology Systems such as an extended family, culture or society may have a dominant epistemology, and the greater system of interconnected life has a number of epistemology's The dominant epistemology of the West is still based on Cartesian mind-body dualism, although some thinkers perceive this to be in error They believe it to be a major contribution to the present imbalance and damage to the greater system of life on earth
From the Greek, knowledge Branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge In theology, the question of how finite beings can have knowledge of the infinite is an epistemological question
From the Greek terms episteme(knowledge) and logos(theory, account); the study of the origins, nature, and limitations of knowledge--that is, how we know what we know It is possible to see epistemology as dominated by two rival metaphors: one is that of a building or pyramid, built on foundations; the other is that of a boat, which has no foundation but owes its strength to the stability given by its interlocking parts
The theory or science of the method or grounds of knowledge
the study or theory of the origin, nature, methods, and limits of knowledge
the philosophical theory of knowledge
That branch of philosophy which has to do with the limits, extent, and basis of human knowledge (The theory of knowledge)
Study of the origin, nature, and limits of human knowledge. Nearly every great philosopher has contributed to the epistemological literature. Some historically important issues in epistemology are: (1) whether knowledge of any kind is possible, and if so what kind; (2) whether some human knowledge is innate (i.e., present, in some sense, at birth) or whether instead all significant knowledge is acquired through experience (see empiricism; rationalism); (3) whether knowledge is inherently a mental state (see behaviourism); (4) whether certainty is a form of knowledge; and (5) whether the primary task of epistemology is to provide justifications for broad categories of knowledge claim or merely to describe what kinds of things are known and how that knowledge is acquired. Issues related to (1) arise in the consideration of skepticism, radical versions of which challenge the possibility of knowledge of matters of fact, knowledge of an external world, and knowledge of the existence and natures of other minds
defines the theory about the nature of knowledge that is used (ranging from objectivist to constructivist theory)
The philosophical study of knowledge
A branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge The study of how we know what we know
theory of knowledge

Epistemology: A Contemporary Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge. 2nd ed. Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy. By Robert Audi. New York: Routledge, 2003.

Of or pertaining to epistemology or theory of knowledge, as a field of study

My conclusion dovetails with Fasold's conclusion, which is based on a quite different, more epistemological kind of argument.

In a manner that pertains to epistemology

The more epistemologically interesting cases are those in which expertise is involved.

In a manner that pertains to knowledge or cognition

It has been argued that because an object is epistemologically dependent on an observer, it is also physically dependent on that observer.

of or relating to epistemology; "epistemic modal"
{s} relating to the study of human knowledge and cognition, of epistemology
Of or pertaining to knowing or cognizing, as a mental activity



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    [ i-"pis-t&-'mä-l&- ] (noun.) circa 1856. From Ancient Greek ἐπιστήμη (epistēmē, “science, knowledge”) ἐπίσταμαι (epistamai, “I know”) + -λογία (logia, “discourse”) from λέγω (legō, “I speak”). The term was introduced into English by the Scottish philosopher James Frederick Ferrier (1808-1864).

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