epistemology

noun
epis·​te·​mol·​o·​gy | \ i-ˌpi-stə-ˈmä-lə-jē How to pronounce epistemology (audio) \

Definition of epistemology

: the study or a theory of the nature and grounds of knowledge especially with reference to its limits and validity

Other Words from epistemology

epistemologist \ i-​ˌpi-​stə-​ˈmä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce epistemology (audio) \ noun

Examples of epistemology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While McConaghy presents intelligent perspectives on the wisdom of rewilding, the book goes into deeper questions of epistemology. Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2021 While McConaghy presents intelligent perspectives on the wisdom of rewilding, the book goes into deeper questions of epistemology. Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2021 The most acclaimed is regarding epistemology found in his 1979 masterpiece Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature. Theodore Mcdarrah, Forbes, 1 July 2022 While McConaghy presents intelligent perspectives on the wisdom of rewilding, the book goes into deeper questions of epistemology. Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2021 While McConaghy presents intelligent perspectives on the wisdom of rewilding, the book goes into deeper questions of epistemology. Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2021 While McConaghy presents intelligent perspectives on the wisdom of rewilding, the book goes into deeper questions of epistemology. Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2021 While McConaghy presents intelligent perspectives on the wisdom of rewilding, the book goes into deeper questions of epistemology. Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2021 Statistical epistemology makes people think and analyze. Yasin Kakande, BostonGlobe.com, 18 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of epistemology

circa 1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epistemology

Greek epistḗmē "skill, expertise, knowledge" + -o- + -logy, initially as translation of German Wissenschaftslehre — more at epistemic

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1 Aug 2022

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“Epistemology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epistemology. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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