epistemology


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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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