The problems of knowing and the known are treated in the “epistemology or Theory of Knowing.”
epistemology, or theory of knowledge, did not begin in modern times.
Moral philosophy was the center of his teaching, and epistemology was only instrumental.
Except in extreme pathological cases (and in epistemology), complete skepticism and aboulia do not occur.
But the doctrine can be met from the standpoint of epistemology itself.
For what else do we study Sanscrit or medieval history or epistemology?
One reason for the popularity of both is that the centre of interest in their best-known works is not in epistemology.
Just as philosophy without statesmanship is—let us say—epistemology, so statesmanship without philosophy is—American politics.
As a consequence this outgrowth of the Berkeleyanism epistemology is at present merging into a realistic philosophy of experience.
Schiller says that "Professor Santayana, though a pragmatist in epistemology is a materialist in metaphysics."
"theory of knowledge," 1856, coined by Scottish philosopher James F. Ferrier (1808-1864) from Greek episteme "knowledge," from Ionic Greek epistasthai "know how to do, understand," literally "overstand," from epi "over, near" (see epi-) + histasthai "to stand," (see histo-).
The scientific (as opposed to philosophical) study of the roots and paths of knowledge is epistemics (1969). Related: Epistemological; epistemologically.
The branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and origin of knowledge. Epistemology asks the question “How do we know what we know?”