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epistemology

noun epis·te·mol·o·gy \i-ˌpis-tə-ˈmä-lə-jē\

Definition of EPISTEMOLOGY

:  the study or a theory of the nature and grounds of knowledge especially with reference to its limits and validity
epis·te·mo·log·i·cal \-mə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
epis·te·mo·log·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
epis·te·mol·o·gist \-ˈmä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of EPISTEMOLOGY

Greek epistēmē knowledge, from epistanai to understand, know, from epi- + histanai to cause to stand — more at stand
First Known Use: circa 1856

Other Philosophy Terms

dialectic, dualism, existentialism, metaphysics, ontology, sequitur, solipsism, transcendentalism

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