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a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge [dictionary.com]

Origin: from the Greek 'episteme' = knowledge

Adjective -Epistemological Adverb -Epistemologically Noun - Epistemologist

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The term was introduced into English by the Scottish philosopher James Frederick Ferrier (1808–1864) [ Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, 2007]


Theories of Knowledge Acquisition: 1.Empiricism 2.Rationalism 3.Constructivism

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