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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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Furthermore it focuses on the hegemonic role of the so called modernist, Western epistemology that spread on the wake of colonialism and the capitalist economic system and its exclusion and othering of non -hegemonic epistemologies.
Throughout Mirrors, therefore, readers must replace the term epistemology with terms like knowledge, beliefs, values, worldview, outlook, or ontology in order to make Inoue's message more understandable.
Asking students to study how their own positionality biases their epistemology furthers the program of a liberatory pedagogy.
The evolution of the science of psychology left epistemology relatively poor in intellectual substance.
Mulla Sadra's Epistemology and the Philosophy of Physics" in Safavi, S.
Condorcet, as might be expected, is the transitional figure marking the overlap between epistemology and revolutionary practice.
The objective of fostering the constructivist epistemology among students is (now that it is reconstructed) aimed towards empowering participants to take greater control of their learning.
Without raising the philosophical issues regarding the nature of epistemology and metaphysics, their differences and plausible connections, suffice it to say that epistemological issues do have metaphysical implications and vice versa.
Hathaway begins by delineating the internalist, rationalist justification of knowledge (Descartes) and the externalist, sensory epistemology or 'naturalistic epistemology' (Locke and Reid).
The ethics of choice has flourished in a period that makes interpretation more important than truth in developing an epistemology.
Connected to the demise of philosophical realism characteristic of the postmodern situation has been the undermining of the older foundationalist model of epistemology.
Though he devotes the second part of his book to fairly routine TV-bashing, Postman's real theme is the supplanting of an epistemology based on the printed word by one grounded in electronic media.