epistemology

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n epistemology the philosophical theory of knowledge
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n epistemology The theory or science of the method or grounds of knowledge.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n epistemology The theory of cognition; that branch of logic which undertakes to explain how knowledge is possible. Probably first used by Ferrier.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Epistemology ep-is-tē-mol′oj-i the theory of knowledge
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. knowledge + -logy,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. epistēmē, knowledge, logia, discourse.

Usage

In literature:

He does not introduce his philosophy with a systematic discussion of the great epistemological and ontological problems.
"Rudolph Eucken" by Abel J. Jones
Metaphysics, logic, epistemology, i.e.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
A Study of Epistemology.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
We are here touching a possibility which the great master of epistemology did not bring to light.
"Evolution in Modern Thought" by Ernst Haeckel
Naturalistic Epistemology not Systematic 256 Sect.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
There is, thus, no breach in humanistic epistemology.
"Essays in Radical Empiricism" by William James
But this logical problem of knowledge is at the opposite pole from the epistemological.
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
In the cases of physical epistemology and epistemological physics we have already seen doctrines working to this end.
"The Will to Doubt" by Alfred H. Lloyd
Epistemology, or theory of knowledge, did not begin in modern times.
"History of Modern Philosophy" by Alfred William Benn
Agreement with reality, where reality means epistemological reality, is satisfactory for the same reason.
"The pragmatic theory of truth as developed by Peirce, James, and Dewey" by Delton Loring Geyer
But the doctrine can be met from the standpoint of epistemology itself.
"Social Value" by B. M. Anderson
This epistemological and metaphysical phase seems to me more original and important, and I haven't lost hopes of converting you entirely yet.
"The Letters of William James, Vol. II" by William James
This is the epistemological direction.
"John Dewey's logical theory" by Delton Thomas Howard
For what else do we study Sanscrit or medieval history or epistemology?
"International Congress of Arts and Science, Volume I" by Various
He began in epistemology and he ended there.
"The Critical Game" by John Albert Macy
One reason for the popularity of both is that the centre of interest in their best-known works is not in epistemology.
"The Christian Faith Under Modern Searchlights" by William Hallock Johnson
Idealism ceased to be metaphysical and cosmic in order to become epistemological and personal.
"Reconstruction in Philosophy" by John Dewey
EPISTEMOLOGY, 5-7, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 47, 73, 341; origin of problem of, 344, 345.
"Studies in Logical Theory" by John Dewey
This suggests that a strictly monistic epistemology, whether idealistic or realistic, does not get rid of the problem.
"Essays in Experimental Logic" by John Dewey
He may never have heard the word epistemology, but his theory of knowledge is essentially the same as Plato's.
"The Behavior of Crowds" by Everett Dean Martin
***

In news:

Epistemology is, of course, the study of knowledge.
Edward Rothstein claims that Freud emerges unscathed from my "Epistemological Liabilities of the Clinical Appraisal of Psychoanalytic Theory" ( Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, December 1979).
We begin by noting that existing formal solutions to qualification seem to us to suffer from serious epistemological and computational difficulties.
The Epistemology of Race Talk The Nation.
***

In science:

The new scholarship requires a new epistemology.
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort
Of course, one can work perfectly, from the epistemological point of vue , with the up-mentioned SG’s and master equations, but one has to be aware on the possible implications of explicitly or hidden ontological presuppositions.
State transformations after quantum fuzzy measurements
This is a pure epistemological variant of OQP.
State transformations after quantum fuzzy measurements
The first section then introduces the postulate of general covariance, arguing to a large extent from purely epistemological considerations.
Albert Einstein's 1916 Review Article on General Relativity
The Construction of Social Theories Social sciences are in some epistemological aspects standing for the similar scientific methodology commonly known in the natural sciences.
How Far Can We Go Through Social System?: Algorithmic Information Social Theories
This work presents a model that allows the study of research specialties through the manifestations of the specialty’s social and epistemological processes in a collection of journal papers.
Construction of bipartite and unipartite weighted networks from collections of journal papers
As such, the social and epistemological processes of the specialty are manifested in the complex network of linkages among entities within the collection of papers.
Construction of bipartite and unipartite weighted networks from collections of journal papers
The processes that drive research specialties are twofold: 1) social processes of research teams, communication networks, and collaboration, and 2) epistemological processes of the discovery, emergence, accretion, and obsolescence of knowledge.
Construction of bipartite and unipartite weighted networks from collections of journal papers
Discussion with Einstein on Epistemological Problems in Atomic Physics.
Renninger's Thought Experiment: Implications for Quantum Ontology and for Quantum Mechanic's Interpretation
For Sokal there can only be one level of Reality, a hypothesis which is epistemologically untenable in light of what modern science has taught us.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
This is not only frustrating because of a fundamental scientific and epistemological limitation, but also because he might be about to slam into a planet.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
For thousands of years thinkers grappled with the issue. Even there exists a rich branch of philosophy, Epistemology, dealing exclusively with the nature and scope of knowledge. However, till date no definitive understanding of “knowledge” has been achieved.
A theoretical foundation for building Knowledge-work Support Systems
I shall turn to Husserl’s (1929) Cartesian Meditations for epistemological specification and foundation of this reflection in intersubjectivity.
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology
The price to be paid may be an overall accuracy of the test not so high as that previously obtained1 , but we would have more epistemologically consistent, reliable and trustable tests.
A-priori "imprinting" of General Relativity itself on some tests of it?
Bohr N 1949 Discussion with Einstein on Epistemological Problems in Atomic Physics, in Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist, P.A.
An asymmetric double-slit interferometer for small and large quantum particles
***