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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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As seen by the author the cosmovision and epistemological orientation of The Mapuche and Xhosa of 3 South Africa are inextricably linked to the holistic relationship between man, nature and the supernatural.
But I become worried when a single model of education rules alone, when only one strand is plucked out of this seething sea of epistemological chaos, and is set up as the model or authority that must be followed.
3) But the folk-epistemic argument also points the way toward addressing the political problem of Deep Politics, as it identifies, on the basis of epistemological norms already in place, a mode of political engagement appropriate for free and equal democratic citizens.
Our aim in this section of the article is to discuss the practice of epistemology to support social work researchers using qualitative methods to think and write more explicitly about the epistemological foundations of our work.
Sosa's technical mastery and analytic rigor are always in evidence, and his diligence in thinking through objections allows a tour de horizon of contemporary epistemological debates.
The fourth essay by Samantha Frost draws on the research of feminist new materialism on the agency of matter and biology to generate new epistemological insights.
That is, a strong resistance to epistemological shifts that would lead to the production of new knowledge--despite the conviction that new knowledge is, ultimately, what academic scholarship is all about.
He rightly uses Milbank's Theology and Social Theory to show that sociological treatments of theology lack indubitable epistemological foundations.
The so-called epistemological paradigm is anchored in the great works of the period, works with titles like An Essay on Human Understanding, New Essays on Human Understanding, A Treatise Concerning The Principles of Human Knowledge, Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man, and Critique of Pure Reason.
Drawn from those presented at the January 2002 seminar, these 14 papers describe the sources of complexity in science and information, the resulting organizational implications as well as global and ethical implications, and complexity's philosophical, epistemological and methodological foundations.
Turner's introductory chapter spells out the polemical dimensions of his work--a general sense that reading plays for the ideology of their themes or intellectual content underdescribes what's going on in any given literary text or performance, obscures the formal dimensions of drama, the concrete way plays make meaning, and the practical epistemological resources upon which they draw to organize action in space.
It begins with a chapter on epistemological essentials of psychology and science before breaking the first section down into four comprehensive chapters on the subject of methods: interviews, surveys, observation, and experiments.