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The study of knowledge and rules of evidence involved. Traditionally a branch of philosophy, it also describes a discipline incorporated in, and in some respects peculiar to, individual fields of scholarship (medicine, science, history, etc.).


The theory, study of, and basis for knowledge; that which investigates the origin, nature, methods, validity and limits of human knowledge.

epistemology (·pisˈ·t·mäˑ·l·jē),

n that branch of philosophy that scrutinizes the nature, foundations, and limits of knowledge.
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Whichever technical explanation one prefers, a straightforward connection between epistemic justification and practical interest comes through.
Part II examines the strong trends in both the legal and political science scholarship to reject epistemic justifications for a system of democratic discourse and decision-making.
Whilst the weak conception of narrative--the one that has usually been discussed by deliberative theorists--seems to be compatible with the theory of deliberative democracy, the strong conception, favoured by many social theorists and "postmodern" philosophers, has been interpreted as challenging some of the tenets of the epistemic justification of deliberative democracy.
While not detailing the form that epistemic justifications must take, (122) what contextualism shows us is that there is more to the notion of a good epistemic justification than simply the reliability of the information.
That much of the epistemic justifications for God's existence, his attributes, theodicy, free will, etc.
Secondly, we provided an overview of the constituent elements of the epistemic justification of deliberative democracy.
It is deeply plausible that for p to justify q just is for p to be a reason for q, and that epistemic justifications just are epistemic reasons, or that epistemic reasons are just epistemic justifications.
Such appeal to the given may or may not provide the basis for an account of empirical epistemic justification.
But we do not have to go beyond Huss's own example, as it is on Huss's story, epistemic justification is the ultimate end here.
for a pragmatic necessary condition on epistemic justification that
Abandoning a linear conception of epistemic justification and appealing to coherence is of no help here.
Since any epistemic claim benefits some at the expense of others, the process of epistemic justification is really just another way of distributing power.