What is epistemology?

  • (noun): The philosophical theory of knowledge.


Epistemology i/ɨˌpɪstɨˈmɒlədʒi/ (from Greek ἐπιστήμη (epistēmē), meaning "knowledge, understanding", and λόγος (logos), meaning "study of") is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope (limitations) of knowledge.
It addresses mainly the following questions:

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Some articles on epistemology:

Meta-epistemology - The Scope of Meta-Epistemology, Including A Paradox - The Paradox of Self-Study
... as possible-and-desirable for the art of epistemology to be applied sometimes to itself (now acting in a "meta-" role) — and if it then gains new insights on ... down by his fiat — rules which dictated how scientific investigation (epistemology) was to be performed in a fiat-free environment ...
Pragmatismo - Central Pragmatist Tenets - Naturalism and Anti-Cartesianism
... At the same time he held persistently that pragmatism and epistemology in general could not be derived from principles of psychology understood as a special science what we do think is too ... in which he criticized attempts by many philosophers of science to carve out a space for epistemology that is entirely unrelated to - and sometimes thought of as superior to - the empirical sciences ... Quine, instrumental in bringing naturalized epistemology back into favor with his essay Epistemology Naturalized (Quine 1969), also criticized 'traditional' epistemology and its "Cartesian dream" of ...
List Of Epistemologists
... See also Index of epistemology articles William Alston St ... Wittgenstein Xenophanes Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski James Frederick Ferrier Epistemology Epistemologists Thomas Aquinas Augustine of Hippo William ... Nicholas Wolterstorff Vienna Circle Theories Coherentism Constructivist epistemology Contextualism Determinism Empiricism Evolutionary epistemology Fallibilism Feminist epistemology Foundationalism Genetic ...
Epistemology - Practical Applications
... Far from being purely academic, the study of epistemology is useful for a great many applications ... Other common applications of epistemology include Education Theory Education Technology Artificial intelligence Cognitive science Cultural anthropology (do different cultures have ...