epistemology

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e·pis·te·mol·o·gy

(ĕ-pis'tĕ-mol'ŏ-jē),
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.).

epistemology

The theory, study of, and basis for knowledge; that which investigates the origin, nature, methods, validity and limits of human knowledge.
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(289.) This version of postmodernism incorporates a form of pragmatism, see infra text accompanying notes 298-301, but is distinguishable because of its reliance on a "critical process of standpoint epistomology." Bartlett, supra note 287, at 836.
Gracia has done good work in taking an approach to problems of textuality from the point of view of logic and epistomology. His systematic approach yields useful distinctions and an organized, careful approach to the issues.
(1991), `The Content, Method, and Epistomology of Gender in Sociolegal Studies', Law and Society Review, 25/2: 221-38.