epis·​te·​mo·​log·​i·​cal | \ i-ˌpi-stə-mə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce epistemological (audio) \

Definition of epistemological

: of, relating to, or based on epistemology : relating to the study of the nature, origin, and limits of human knowledge the epistemological problem Critical realists could learn a little epistemological humility from philosophical pragmatism, the understanding … that, beyond the scale of immediate, non-controversial truth-statements, knowledge is indeed highly partial and fallible …— James D. Proctor Although epistemological and power differences between scientists and lay audiences remain, they can be offset through various kinds of collaboration.— Dawn J. Wright et al. How do we know that our holy books are free from error? Because the books themselves say so. Epistemological black holes of this sort are fast draining the light from our world.— Sam Harris

Other Words from epistemological

epistemologically \ i-​ˌpi-​stə-​mə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce epistemological (audio) \ adverb
… only a handful of epistemologically privileged comrades and movie stars know the truth, and they are forever muzzled. New Republic

First Known Use of epistemological

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epistemological

epistemology + -ical

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“Epistemological.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epistemological. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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