Definition of epistemology
: the study or a theory of the nature and grounds of knowledge especially with reference to its limits and validity
epistemologicalplay \i-ˌpi-stə-mə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
epistemologicallyplay \i-ˌpi-stə-mə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
epistemologistplay \i-ˌpi-stə-ˈmä-lə-jist\ noun
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And in this tribal epistemology, meaning surged and collapsed in waves of outrage and comedy and irrelevance.
And because documentary filmmaking has the time and the physicality of reporting built in, the aesthetics of documentary filmmaking are at the very heart of audiovisual epistemology, at the core of journalism, at the center of the era in politics.
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Origin and Etymology 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
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