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epistemological

[ih-pis-tuh-muh-loj-i-kuh l] /ɪˌpɪs tə məˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
pertaining to epistemology, a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge.
Origin of epistemological
Related forms
epistemologically, adverb
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  • This fact is construed by the pragmatist as a significant indication of the way out of the epistemological impasse.

    Pragmatism D.L. Murray
  • The epistemological made into a subject of fiction-how do we know what we know?

  • The epistemological argument defines God in terms of that absolute truth which is referred to in every judgment.

    The Approach to Philosophy Ralph Barton Perry
  • This is the undoubted fact at the bottom of epistemological realism.

  • My account of truth is realistic, and follows the epistemological dualism of common sense.

    The Meaning of Truth William James
  • They have in consequence developed wonderfully elaborate schemes of sundry kinds to maintain "epistemological monism" intact.

    Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
  • epistemological logic concerns itself with the relation of thought at large to reality at large.

    John Dewey's logical theory Delton Thomas Howard
  • The conception of these operations as the private functions of an organism is the forerunner85 of the epistemological predicament.

    Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
British Dictionary definitions for epistemological

epistemological

/ɪˌpɪstɪməˈlɒdʒɪkəl/
adjective
1.
concerned with or arising from epistemology
2.
(of a philosophical problem) requiring an account of how knowledge of the given subject could be obtained
Derived Forms
epistemologically, adverb
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