epistemology epistemology  /ɪ ˌpɪ stə ˈmɑ lə dʒi/


  • (n) the philosophical theory of knowledge

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  1. His real interest was epistemology the theory of knowledge which, like physics, was considered a branch of philosophy until Piaget came along and made it a science.
  2. If epistemology is already infested with semi-truths or fakes, just tell me what is real and factual, especially from the global media.


  • Five Best Monday Columns

    Erik Wemple on Glenn Greenwald's journalism, Evgeny Morozov on the epistemology of big data, Massimo Calabresi on the legal status of Edward Snowden, Heather Havrilesky on Don Draper's self-knowledge, and Enrique Acevedo on protecting the U.S. border.        
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire


  1. An abstract for a paper Prof. Sunstein wrote includes this: "Because those who hold conspiracy theories typically suffer from a crippled epistemology, in accordance with which it is rational to hold such theories, the best response consists in...
    on Mar 7, 2010 By: Cass Sunstein Source: Swans

  2. Greg L. Bahnsen tells us that worldviews are networks of metaphysical presuppositions and principles "regarding reality (metaphysics), knowing (epistemology), and conduct (ethics) in terms of which every element of human experience is related and...
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Greg L Bahnsen Source: Opinion Editorials

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