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epistemology defined

January 15, 2014

lisa hammershaimb

Etymology: Greek, combined form of knowledge + discoursing

Definition: The theory or science of the method or grounds of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope, and the distinction between justified belief and opinion.

So…it’s the nature of knowledge and your personal epistemology is your personal beliefs about how you acquire knowledge, how you communicate knowledge, and knowledge’s nature–whether it is hard and tangible or subjective and fluid.

(from the Oxford English Dictionary)

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