epistemological


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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.

epistemological

(ɪˌpɪstɪməˈlɒdʒɪkəl)
adj
1. (Philosophy) concerned with or arising from epistemology
2. (Philosophy) (of a philosophical problem) requiring an account of how knowledge of the given subject could be obtained
eˌpistemoˈlogically adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.epistemological - of or relating to epistemology; "epistemic modal"
Translations
épistémiqueépistémologique
epistemológico

epistemological

[ɪˌpɪstɪməˈlɒdʒɪkəl] ADJepistemológico

epistemological

References in classic literature ?
There is some difficulty in connecting this epistemological definition of "data" with our psychological analysis of knowledge; but until such a connection has been effected, we have no right to use the conception "data.
The aim of this study is to determine the levels of scientific epistemological beliefs of 8th grade students.
Thus, this book offers a refreshing and needed corrective to current privileged epistemological models that not only dominate the academy, but that also are entrenched in our culture.
Postfeminism signifies the break with the traditional epistemological feminist representations in the Postmodern era.
The first factor is the students' epistemological beliefs, that is, their beliefs about the nature of knowledge and knowing (Hofer, 2001, 2010; Wong & Chai, 2010).
From this perspective, research must focus on uncovering the beliefs teachers hold about knowledge construction-their epistemological orientation--and how that orientation is reflected in their instructional practice.
He begins by noting rightly the ontological purposes and content of a proper Christian via negativa; then he contrasts that form of apophaticism with Kant's transcendental epistemological project, the latter understood as having its roots, interestingly, in Spinoza.
Epistemological beliefs are also known to have an influence on individuals' life satisfaction.
Against this backdrop, different epistemological perspectives have been presented as part of a hierarchical, developmental sequence anchored by dualistic, objective epistemologies at one end, and contextual, constructed ways of knowing at the opposite end.
The central thesis of Jensen's interpretation is that Nietzsche's essay "advances a sort of aesthetic version of epistemological constructivism.
We asked contributors to specifically reflect upon their methodological and epistemological approaches, dilemmas, challenges, and possible breakthroughs.