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e·pis·te·mol·o·gy

 (ĭ-pĭs′tə-mŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of philosophy that examines the nature of knowledge, its presuppositions and foundations, and its extent and validity.

[Greek epistēmē, knowledge (from epistasthai, epistē-, to understand : epi-, epi- + histasthai, middle voice of histanai, to place, determine; see stā- in Indo-European roots) + -logy.]

e·pis′te·mo·log′i·cal (-mə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
e·pis′te·mo·log′i·cal·ly adv.
e·pis′te·mol′o·gist n.

epistemology

(ɪˌpɪstɪˈmɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Philosophy) the theory of knowledge, esp the critical study of its validity, methods, and scope
[C19: from Greek epistēmē knowledge]
eˌpisteˈmologist n

e•pis•te•mol•o•gy

(ɪˌpɪs təˈmɒl ə dʒi)

n.
a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge.
[1855–60]
e•pis`te•mo•log′i•cal (-məˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
e•pis`te•mo•log′i•cal•ly, adv.
e•pis`te•mol′o•gist, n.

epistemology

the branch of philosophy that studies the origin, nature, methods, validity, and limits of human knowledge. — epistemologist, n.epistemic, epistemological, adj.
See also: Philosophy
the branch of philosophy that studies the origin, nature, methods, validity, and limits of human knowledge. — epistemologist, n. — epistemic, epistemological, adj.
See also: Knowledge

epistemology

1. The study of the nature of knowledge.
2. The critical investigation of knowledge and its validity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.epistemology - the philosophical theory of knowledge
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
methodological analysis, methodology - the branch of philosophy that analyzes the principles and procedures of inquiry in a particular discipline
Translations
gnoséologie

epistemology

[ɪˌpɪstəˈmɒlədʒɪ] Nepistemología f

epistemology

nErkenntnistheorie f, → Epistemologie f (spec)

epistemology

[ɪˌpɪstəˈmɒlədʒɪ] nepistemologia
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It is constituted by subjectively justified true belief appropriately across an individuated body of information that is organized and systematized in the process of achieving understanding, subjectively.
Still, in constructing this deeper irony of insufficiently epistemic justified true beliefs, Chretien too seems to have forgotten about Calcedor, just as his characters, scribes, and editors have forgotten about Leriolis.
Epistemology, as the study of the nature, limits, and grounds of knowledge, is at the very least concerned with justified true beliefs.
1969, "Knowledge: Undefeated Justified True Belief, The Journal of Philosophy, vol.
From this point of view, which was sketched out for the first time in Plato's dialogue Theaitetos, only a justified true belief is knowledge.
Popper, who rejected induction and confirmation as myths, rejected justificationist epistemologies and, in particular, the idea that knowledge is justified true belief.
Just about every epistemologist has the strong intuition that Bob does not really have knowledge in 'Gettier cases," and those intuitions have led the overwhelming majority of philosophers to conclude that the traditional justified true belief account of knowledge is mistaken or incomplete.