Epistemology

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9/11 research has led me to places I’d never have thought to go, like learning this word.

Epistemology (Listeni/??p?st??m?l?d?i/ from Greek ????????, epist?m?, meaning “knowledge, understanding”, and ?????, logos, meaning “study of”) is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge[1][2] 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 knowledge pertinent to any given subject or entity can be acquired. Much of the debate in this field has focused on the philosophical analysis of 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 (1808–1864).[3]

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2 thoughts on “Epistemology

  1. Hoi PolloiHoi Polloi

    I have been thinking about the “ology”s lately, too. One of my favorites is ontology — or the study of being.

    After discussing the topics on CluesForum with a friend recently, we came up with another one for describing people into this level of research, which sounds like a clinical diagnosis: cynicoptimists.

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