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Epistemology

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
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8,809 words

The word epistemology means “theory of knowledge.” It is the study of the form, basis, and extent of human knowledge. ...

epistemology

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
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325 words

Literally “the study of knowledge,” epistemology is the inquiry into the conditions, paradigms, and limits of knowledge, including the nature ...

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The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
3,592 words

Knowledge is a representation of facts and concepts organized for future use, problem solving, and understanding wider questions. Epistemology is ...

Epistemology and Aesthetics

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
2,390 words

This entry explores how certain philosophical issues raised in epistemology (that is, the theory of knowledge) are also relevant to ...

Epistemology

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Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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2008

This entry discusses principal ways in which knowledge and knowing have been understood within philosophy, science, and social science, with ...

Epistemology and Theory of Knowledge

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Philosophy
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2,437 words

Epistemology, or the theory of knowledge, is a philosophical investigation into the scope and nature of knowledge, whether any knowledge ...

epistemology of consciousness

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The Oxford Companion to Consciousness

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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2,947 words

Epistemology studies the questions of whether and how people can have knowledge, evidence, and warrant for their beliefs, either their ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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44 words

Branch of philosophy that critically examines the nature, limits and validity of knowledge, and the difference between knowledge and belief. ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007

A branch of philosophy which deals with the nature and validity of knowledge. ...

epistemology, feminist

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
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367 words

Feminist philosophers have criticized common-sense, philosophical, and scientific knowledge both as regards content (e.g. the alleged fact that women are ...

epistemology, history of

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
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2,958 words

Epistemology, or the theory of knowledge, is that branch of philosophy concerned with the nature of knowledge, its possibility, scope, ...

epistemology, problems of

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
3,170 words

Epistemology is the study of our right to the beliefs we have. More generally, we start from what we might ...

epistemology and psychology

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
753 words

The divorce of philosophy and psychology is a relatively recent affair. Histories of psychology read like histories of philosophy until ...

epistemology

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
Length:
263 words

The branch of philosophy concerned with the theory of knowledge. One of the oldest of philosophical debates concerns the ...

epistemology

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
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7,047 words

One or both of two instincts drive philosophical enquiry: wonder and control. We have a deep wonder in the world, ...

Epistemology in Islamic Philosophy

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The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy, Religion
Length:
4,274 words

The concept of knowledge in Islamic philosophy is often taken in a broad sense to make reference to much wider ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
114 words
[Th] ... The branch of philosophy which deals with the character of knowledge, and how we know what we know; the study of what constitutes knowledge, its construction, its ... More

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