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.).
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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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However, commitment to a belief in the providence of God precludes positivist epistemology and a narrow scientific methodology that fails to acknowledge God's presence in human affairs.
For the most part, the rest of the book is not plugged in to a particular ongoing scholarly discussion in the way chapter 8 is engaged with current work in virtue epistemology. This is presumably deliberate and perhaps by necessity.
The result is an important reevaluation of epistemology that will be essential reading for students and teachers.
The Eurocentric denial of the African original solar epistemology and its replacement by the "anti-spiritual and pro-material" [vi] lunar perception of science was illustrated through the history of Christianity by the passage of the Hebrews from solar epistemology to the Western lunar under the domineering influence of Grecian philosophy; a move that led to the abandonment of the original solar Christianity [vii] for the scholastic, i.e., the lunar leaning view.
Non-homogeneous and fractured to the core, feminism, a political ideology, harbors tensions and some circularity in its beliefs in which we can find the reasons for a vehement opposition against western epistemology and also a methodological defense to its own critique.
Colonial epistemology, and the accompanying systems of politics, law, and policy, have traditionally set the terms for truth in ways that prevented the experiences of Indigenous peoples from being believed and respected (TRC, 2015a, pp.
The others are metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics.