Epistemmology is a branch of philosophy
concerned with how we know thinks. In other words, knowing
Epistemological approaches in general - what can be known?
broadly materialistic categories
- Nihilism (hard Scepticism) is the denial that reality can be known.
- Scientism asserts that 20th century scientific method is the only way to understand reality
- Rationalism (including soft Scepticism) says that reason or logic, assisted by the discoveries of science, is the only way to understand reality.
logical and introspective
- rationalism (dualistic or platonic) asserts that understanding come through pre-existing knowledge - - see also How
the Rationalists Construe "Clear and Distinct Ideas" - by Ron
Bombardi - Quite technical but probably worth the effort
- reducto-ad-absurdum (as proof that Reality cannot be definied) - Shunyavada is a buddhist teaching that says that Reality cannot be known by conceptual means; it differs from Hard Scepticism is that it does assert that there is a Reality that can be attained.
Epistemology, introduction. Epistemology is the branch of philosophy that studies knowledge. It attempts to answer the basic question
The Epistemology Page - A collection of epistemology resources, including other directories, online papers, and graduate programs
Epistemology - essays, book reviews
Rationalistic (broadly materialistic) Epistemology
- the cybernetic-rationalistic-materialistic approach
and Generative Theory: - Derrida, Gans, and the Anthropological Subtext
of Deconstruction, by Richard van Oort. If you can
understand this, you're a better man than me, Gunja Din!
Religious (theological) Epistemology
Cursory Look at Christian Epistemology by Allen L. Monroe.
Not a bad introduction to the subject.
The Really BIG questions
to Quantum Thermo-Epistemology by Thomas J. Nelson - the author
offers an explanation for such important and puzzling questions such as:
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