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...Epistemology "Epistemology, or the theory of knowledge, is that branch of philosophy which is concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge, its presuppositions and basis, and the general reliability of claims to knowledge." D. W. Hamlyn, 1967, 3:8-9. A conception of epistemology has arisen in western philosophy since the turn of the century and has become increasingly widespread since then: the conception that epistemology is to be defined and otherwise explained in terms of philosophical skepticism (A. J. Ayer, 1975). The conception has been advanced and propounded by a large number of writers in a number of theses...
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...epistemology is the study of how knowledge is assessed, gained, utilized and criticized. The development of Uncertainty Principle enabled the advocates of epistemology to widen their scope of learning. Concepts of Uncertainty Principle like quantum mechanics are studied... Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle Question One A German physicist d Werner Heisenberg proposed Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. The principle states that momentum and position of a particle cannot be measured simultaneously with a high precision due to the minimum product of doubts. The products include time and energy (Robinson, 2011). Empiricism theory claims that individuals need experience because i...
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...Epistemology A critical analysis of epistemology is in the excerpt. To start with, we determine the nature of knowledge that is, what it means to say someone knows, or someone does not know something. There should be ways to differentiate a case where someone knows something and a case where someone does not know something. Secondly, the extent of human knowledge should be determined in terms of how much do we know or can we know. The three theories are: “Too early a moral judgment is precisely what stands between many able students and a liberal education.” “These observations must be understood within the context of their generation by a person only partly freed... Name Professor’s name Course Date E...
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...Epistemology of Retail Management Introduction Retail entails change of value of commodities and services from the wholesaler to the end-consumers. Retailers stock a variety of commodities in a single business avenue as compared to the other stakeholders in the supply chain that is the producers and wholesalers. The variety of goods and services involved necessitates proper arrangement of factors within the retail market to achieve the business aspirations. Retail management calls for departmental organization to bring the customers in to the store/ outlet and fulfilling their buying needs. Philosophers have come up with theories best to meet varied retail management...
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...Epistemology Introduction GameStop is a video game and entertainment software retail company head quarteredin United States and operates various retail stores in most countries of Europe. The corporation was first established as a small retailer in 1984 in Texas, US and has grown to be a leader in the video game entertainment industry through mergers and acquisitions that also saw its capital rise tremendously. GameStop is committed to delivering user-friendly videos games that meet individual needs to all its customers. Knowledge and its significance Knowledge can be acquired through various means because there exist numerous ways to attain on a certain subject or about something... ? Individual...
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...Epistemology Epistemology when defined closely it is the learning of knowledge and justified belief. It raises a few questions; what are the essential and adequate states of knowledge? How are they evolved? What is the formation and what are the limits associated with it? Epistemology is concerned regarding the problems involved in the formation and distribution of knowledge in specific parts of the inquisition. There are many different types of knowledge; having knowledge regarding a specific person, having knowledge regarding how to do a specific thing and having knowledge about a city or a particular area. While discussing about...
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...epistemological and ontological assumptions that bring about research regarding a variety of issues, particularly when it comes to understanding organizations. It seems that epistemology and ontology are two philosophies around which our knowledge depends on, and this paper would like to focus on the importance of both these philosophies and how they influence research in both a positive and a negative way. The main purpose...  Introduction When it comes to research methodologies, there are two assumptions research can be categorized into. These assumptions, or approaches rather, are used by researchers in order to understand the world better. For this paper, this writer would like to investigate both ep...
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...Epistemology of Retail Management Introduction Retail entails change of value of commodities and services from the wholesaler to the end-consumers. Retailers stock a variety of commodities in a single business avenue as compared to the other stakeholders in the supply chain that is the producers and wholesalers. The variety of goods and services involved necessitates proper arrangement of factors within the retail market to achieve the business aspirations. Retail management calls for departmental organization to bring the customers in to the store/ outlet and fulfilling their buying needs. Philosophers have come up with theories best to meet varied retail management...
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...Epistemology. Qcc.Cuny.Edu, 2000. Web. 24 Oct. 2011. ... Reading Comprehension a Describe how truth is to be determined for the following types of claims: SEMANTIC, SYSTEMIC, LOGICAL The idea of truth varies from the different forms of knowledge presented in different ways. Truth can be determined through semantics since semantics make up the meanings contained within the terms of languages, or the propositions articulated through expressions. The logical form of knowledge can determine truth by finding the validity and coherent connection and relations between statements. The systemic form of knowledge can determine what is true through the means of following consistent rules and operations that can...
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Descartes epistemology
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...epistemology Literally, epistemology is the study of human knowledge - its nature, origin, and limits (Stroll). This branch of philosophyis essential for backgrounds of natural sciences, side by side with ontology. Indeed, such terms as "truth", "false", "knowledge", "cognition", "reality", "objective character of researches", etc. are widely used by modern scientists studying edges of human cognition of universe (e.g. see Deutsch, Penrose or Hawking). Then, positive search of true and objective knowledge about physical fundamentals of nature is impossible without epistemologic ideas, methods and approaches appeared even centuries ago. These ones are often the forerunners of methodology... Descartes'...
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METAPHYSICS & EPISTEMOLOGY
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...Epistemology Metaphysics and Epistemology Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy that deals with the explanations of the present fundamental nature and defining the world the surrounds it. It is tries to answer the two most basic questions on what is physically their and secondly, explaining what it is like in physical terms (Pfister 2007). The study entails the fact on object’s existence, why they exist, the factor that cause their occurrence and the time of occurrence. An example is the human brain. Its existence poses different questions on how it works. Metaphysics seeks to explain whether it is how people understand it as or there is more to it (Pfister 2007). Metaphysics... Topic: Metaphysics and...
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Naturalized Epistemology
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...Epistemology Introduction The question for certainty and truth has long been part of humanity’s quest for answers to some basic questions that people normally possess. Perhaps, some of these questions may include how do I know that I know x? At first glance, the questions appear to be rhetorical. However, upon closer look and reflection on the question there are three interrelated elements. First, there is an I who claims to know. This means that the ‘I’ possesses some inherent attributes that enables it to ‘know’. Then, second, there is ‘x’ that can be known. This implies that ‘x’ is in such context or state that the possibility of ‘x’ being known is increased. Finally, third... , the...
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Pragmatism and Feminist Epistemology
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...Epistemology Pragmatism is the idea or philosophy of accepting or endorsing practical results and their effects as a critical component of meaning and truth. It is a philosophical movement that consists of those who claim that an ideology or hypothesis is true if that idea works satisfactorily; that its meaning must be found by assessing the practical consequences of accepting the notion (McDermid, "Pragmatism," par.1), inevitably resulting in unpractical ideas to be rejected. This thought took its birth in the 19th century in United States. William James is regarded as the man who came up with this theory while the man himself insists that the primary originator... of this philosophy was...
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What is Epistemology
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...EPISTEMOLOGY Introduction Epistemology represents the part of philosophy that studies knowledge and everything connected with it. The main questions of this part of philosophy are what knowledge is, how we get knowledge, why we get it and what are the limitations. These questions still remain a concern of many scientists. In searching truth several theories were defined. Each of them has special approach to the question of knowledge acquisition, to the concepts of truth, belief, reliability of statements and how assumptions turn into proved statements we believe in. The given paper will discuss theories of knowledge attainment. The link of epistemology into ontology and the way epistemology... WHAT IS...
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Argument essay of Epistemology
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...Epistemology is derived from two reek words episteme, meaning knowledge or understanding and logos, which means the ‘study of’. Therefore, epistemology refers to the philosophical branch that is often concerned with the scope and nature of knowledge. In other words, it is often referred to as the theory of knowledge. Epistemology often questions the exact composition of knowledge and the process in which people can acquire it, including the degree to which knowledge of any subject can be acquired by people (Comesaña, 2005). Much of the debate relating to epistemology focuses on philosophical analyses on the particular nature... of knowledge including its relationship with other connected...
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Epistemology and Research
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...Epistemology and Research It is a common belief that the concept or entity of knowledge is indeed a valuable one, and so managing it, is extremely vital for individuals in everyday contexts as well as organizational contexts. Knowledge is often viewed as a powerful and an intangible asset, having wide range of applications. The aspect of analyzing the conditions that constitutes knowledge, accessing or reaching the knowledge sources, structurising it, etc, come under Epistemology. Thus, Epistemology is the branch of philosophy, which focuses on understanding the nature as well as the scope of knowledge. Steup (2011) defines it as the study...
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Ontology and Epistemology
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...Epistemology Introduction What is reality? If reality is whatever we see, hear, feel, taste, and smell constitutes reality, then is reality merely a collection of data perceived through our senses? What is real? What is true? Is what is true the same or different from what we believe to be true? If it is, or is not, how do we know? In philosophy, there are many ways to study the different points of knowledge from a human perspective. Reality is full of wonders and questions begging to be answered. In this essay, we will talk about two important ways of studying a phenomenon in reality. We will talk about ontology and its direct, objective approach to studying an entity, and epistemology... ?Ontology and...
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Augustine's Contribution to Epistemology
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...Epistemology Augustine’s Contribution to Epistemology Epistemology is the studyof erudition and vindicated principle. The focus of the paper is to present and to discuss the contributions of St. Augustine of Hippo to epistemology. Augustine delved into epistemology for the essential intent of grasping its part in the pursuit of attaining bliss. He asserted that human knowledge would be unachievable if God did not lighten up the human intellect and thereby permit it to perceive, realize or comprehend ideas. Augustine deems the course by which the psyche progresses from the fixation with the object towards deliberation that of the divine as a constitutive part... of the cleansing and refinement...
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Augustine's Contribution To Epistemology
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...Epistemology Augustine’s Contribution to Epistemology Epistemology is the study of erudition and vindicated principle. The focus of the paper is to present and to discuss the contributions of St. Augustine of Hippo to epistemology. Augustine delved into epistemology for the essential intent of grasping its part in the pursuit of attaining bliss. He asserted that human knowledge would be unachievable if God did not lighten up the human intellect and thereby permit it to perceive, realize or comprehend ideas. Augustine deems the course by which the psyche progresses from the fixation with the object towards deliberation that of the divine as a constitutive part... of the cleansing and...
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Epistemology
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...? Is This Thing We Call “The Mind” Nothing But Our Brain? of Is This Thing We Call “The Mind” Nothing But Our Brain? Introduction The fact that the activities that we normally categorize as mental, such as thinking, making decisions, wishing, imagining, and experiencing pains and pleasures, are activities that we directly engage in as we go about our everyday lives should make the nature of the mind obvious to us. Yet, when asked about what we know about the mind, either we do not have the slightest idea or our idea of it is too general to mean anything. Perhaps, the most practical thing to say about the mind and its states is they are “in the head,” but the moment we try to be more specific...
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Epistemology of Jean Piaget
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...Epistemology of Jean Piaget "What is knowledge How is it acquired Can one gain an objective understanding of external reality, or is one's knowledge of the world colored and distorted by internal factors" were the questions he formulated that led to the formulation of his theories on the development of knowledge. Piaget pointed out that knowledge is not ready made. Each of us is continually creating our own knowledge - we are continually organizing what we know, structuring and restructuring our knowledge. In prospect, Piaget notes that knowledge is basically operative, meaning it is about change and transformation, and it consists of cognitive structure. Piaget proposes... Full s the Paper is due]...
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Epistemology versus Ontology in Philosophy
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...Epistemology versus Ontology in Philosophy Introduction: The basic issue of this paper is to distinguish between epistemology and ontology to demonstrate that the latter is a more important ingredient of research design. The paper will follow the pattern of defining the research problem, the research area and the going on to defining epistemology and ontology in context of philosophy. For this it will be follow an analytical bent in order to find, through examples, the differences as well as similarities between ontology and epistemology as far as knowledge goes. At this point it is imperative to say that this paper...
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Epistemology and Metaphysics Schools Paper
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...epistemology discipline that attests knowledge at large. This is a role as well as a source of knowledge that works and articulates justification. However, rationalism is defined as a theory based on the criterion of truth that lacks sensory not but with intellectual deductive. Reality plays a bigger role in refraining rationalism in that it asserts intrinsic and logic structure hence... Skepticism, Rationalism, Empiricism, and Realism Skepticism, Rationalism, Empiricism, and Realism Skepticism well known as skepticism involves generally facts on the questions that articulate attitude, facts, beliefs, as well as opinions generated from claims granted elsewhere. Skeptical is a philosophical term and the...
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Ontology and Epistemology: My Beliefs
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...Epistemology: My Beliefs What is reality? If whatever we see, hear, feel, taste and smell constitutes reality, then is reality merely a collection of data perceived through our senses? What is real? What is true? Is what is true the same or different from what we believe to be true? If it is, or is not, how do we know? In philosophy, there are many ways to study the different points of knowledge from a human perspective. Reality is full of wonders and questions begging to be answered. In this essay, we will talk about two important ways of studying a phenomenon in reality. We will talk about ontology and its direct, objective approach to studying an entity, and epistemology, with its...  Ontology and Epi...
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The Epistemology of Conspiracy Theories
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...Epistemology of Conspiracy Theories In his essay titled 'Of conspiracy theories', the author Brian Keeley discusses certain epistemological issues pertaining to conspiracy theories. He argues that there are certain features that are shared by most conspiracy theories, which make them irrational to accept. He defines a conspiracy theory as “a proposed explanation of some historical event (or events) in terms of the significant causal agency of a relatively small group of persons the conspirators acting in secret.” This definition assumes that the proposed explanation is but a theory that contradicts an official 'received' explanation of the event in question, and that a conspiracy theory... The...
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Epistemology versus Ontology in Research Design
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...Epistemology versus Ontology in Research Design Introduction: The basic issue of this paper is to distinguish between epistemology and ontology to demonstrate that the latter is a more important ingredient of research design. The paper will follow the pattern of defining the research problem, the research area and the going on to defining epistemology and ontology in context of the research area, which is knowledge management. For this it will be follow an analytical bent in order to find, through examples, the suitability of ontology as compared to that of epistemology. At this point it is imperative to say that this...
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Impacts of Culture on Learning and Epistemology
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...Epistemology Oftentimes how we think is every bit as important as what we think. Baselines for what we accept, how we view issues and problems, what situations are dealt with in what order, and the inference that we draw from stimuli is as much a question of cultural proclivity as it is logical progression. As such, understanding how culture affects our decision making, drives our thought processes, and in many ways biases the choices that we make is an integral starting point in understanding (Lehmann, 2010). In as much, oftentimes we view issues and problems from the framework of starting at square one; however, truth be told, depending on the way... Section/# Impacts of Culture on Learning and...
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Philosophy: Epistemology: Article: : Skepticism and Contextualism by Sosa, Ernest
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...epistemology. To focus his argument, the author provides a brief description of epistemology and a more in-depth example of what he means by contextualism. Basically, he asserts that the contextualist recognizes a dual nature of knowing in which the same statement may be true and false depending upon the context in which it is used. Because it is true sometimes, the author argues, contextualism is a means of answering skepticism, in which it is held... Reading Summary: “Skepticism and Contextualism” by Ernest Sosa In his article “Skepticism and Contextualism”, Ernest Sosa attempts to prove that there are some significant problems inherent in using contextualism as a means of refuting skepticism in...
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Epistemology: How do we know that we know something
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...Epistemology: How do we know that we know something? How do we know that we know something? How do we separate our idea of believing something on knowing something? When we say we know something, does that mean we already have knowledge about it? How does knowledge differ from mere opinions and unjustified beliefs? Epistemology is the study of forms, nature, limits, and knowledge and its validity. It is more on developing a set of criterion for the evaluation of a person’s claim that he knows something or thus he has knowledge of something. Generally thinking, philosophers have thought that when someone “X”, a person, believes that he knows “Y”, any...
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Examsmanship and liberal arts, a study in educational epistemology
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...epistemology of knowledge is designed to empower the learner. The accrued knowledge should enable students to make decisions based on informed choices. He emphasized that mere knowing the facts is not enough but their judicious application is what it makes relevant and useful. He has compared students with cows and bulls and says that like cow, some students just use the acquired knowledge as facts. But as bulls, other students like to apply the facts on wider areas to explain its wider meaning and make knowledge more meaningful. Answer 2 1. ‘After a long evening of reading blue books full of cow, the sudden meeting with a student who at least understands... to make rational decisions based...
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Ontology, epistemology and methodology in information system researches
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...epistemology and methodology in information system researches The field of information systems has recently seen a rise in the interest level of the research community on the topics of ontology, epistemology, and methodology due to their vast applications on the domains of information systems analysis and design. This paper provides an overview of the concepts and ideas that are concerned with ontology, epistemology, and methodology in the researches on information systems. Definitions of particular concepts both on philosophical and practical levels are provided, highlighting the similarities and differences among these definitions. Finally, the empirical side of these concepts were... ?Ontology,...
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How do (metaphysics and epistemology) affect ethics or values
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...Epistemology and Metaphysics affect ethics or values? Epistemology or the scope of knowledge is the foundation of ethics. Most people would disagree to this notion only because they are unaware that their moral values and ethical beliefs are firmly grounded in epistemology or their scope of knowledge. One deed might be unacceptable for one person but acceptable or even popular for the other only because of their scope of knowledge is different. It is ethical for a Muslim to slaughter a cow however the same act is a disgrace to a Hindu. Both of them call it their religious beliefs but this leads the debate to the same question, how is religious knowledge defined? In short, religious belief... How do...
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Epistemology and the Legend of the Sphinx in Oedipus Rex
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...Epistemology and the Legend of the Sphinx in Oedipus Rex Oedipus Rex is a King of Thebes who is renowned for his intelligence and ability to solve all manner of riddles. When he arrives in Thebes, there is a plague in the city, but he saves it by solving the riddle of the sphinx. The idea of truth based on intelligence and truth based on the power of oracles is featured prominently throughout this play. Oedipus is constantly pursuing the truth but refusing to believe or trust in the gods. He uses his own intelligence to get answers to the questions he seeks answers from (Kallich, MacLeish and Schoenbohm 7). The idea of pharmakos in Oedipus Rex is embodied in the...
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Epistemology: a comparison of the concepts of knowledge
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...Epistemology: A Comparison of the Concepts of Knowledge al Affiliation Epistemology is concerned with studies of the knowledge theories. The document seeks to make a comparison of the concepts of knowledge as contributed by various philosophers in their past work. Plato is one of the earliest philosophers who used the Socrates, Theaetetus and Protagoras discussions to explain what knowledge was not. He held that knowledge required both permanence and certainty. However, the belief to be true had to be justified to be regarded as knowledge. Descartes claimed that sense perception was not reliable and proposed to acquire knowledge through objective reason. Locke opposed Descartes and upheld... ...
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Reformed Epistemology Insulates Religious Faith from Scientific Scrutiny
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...Epistemology Insulates Religious Faith from Scientific Scrutiny “I am going to assume--uncontroversially among most philosophers but controversially among reformed epistemologists--that “reformed epistemology” is nothing more than an effort to insulate religious faith from ordinary standards of reasons and evidence in common sense and the sciences, and thus religious belief is a culpable form of unwarranted belief given those ordinary epistemic standards. “ Religion is a unique aspect of the human experience. It has the ability to unite us as nations or believers, to separate us from one another, to invoke passionate hatred, as well as passionate devotion. Apart from race, religion... Reformed...
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Reformed Epistemology Insulates Religious Faith from Scientific Scrutiny
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...Epistemology Insulates Religious Faith from Scientific Scrutiny “I am going to assume--uncontroversially among most philosophers but controversially among reformed epistemologists--that “reformed epistemology” is nothing more than an effort to insulate religious faith from ordinary standards of reasons and evidence in common sense and the sciences, and thus religious belief is a culpable form of unwarranted belief given those ordinary epistemic standards. “ Religion is a unique aspect of the human experience. It has the ability to unite us as nations or believers, to separate us from one another, to invoke passionate hatred, as well as passionate devotion. Apart from race, religion is a key... ?Reformed...
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Debate: Epistemology
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... Objectivity: The Best Way to Know the Truth about Reality. Introduction Objectivity is a pivotal philosophical concept which means the quality of sustaining a truth and a reality even outside the personal impressions of an individual. Objectivity aims at isolating the truth from impressions such as imaginations, close relations with the subject, feelings, etc. it is true that these impressions could interfere with the process of forming converging conclusions when realities that are similar are analyzed by separate individuals. Objectivity ensures standardization of analysis tools and, therefore, argue objectivity, not subjectivity, is the best way to know the truth about reality... Objectivity: The...
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Life present in the eastern epistemology presented in the Tao Te Ching
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...Epistemology Presented In the Tao Te Ching Tao Te Ching presents a deep philosophical message that explores the nature of life and its aspects as it was in the Eastern epistemology. Having written during a time when either governance of many states was under absolute monarchy or a province of a major empire, Tao Te Ching endeavors to analyze the meaning of life between the governed and the governors. His writings indicate a period when the true meaning of life in many cases was as leaders would make it better or worse. As pertains to life present in the Eastern epistemology as presented by Tao Te Ching, it comes to our knowledge that majority of common men have resigned... Life Present In the Eastern...
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Compare and contrast the idea of Descartes and Kant on epistemology
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...epistemology unit Supervisor April 28, Comparing and contrasting the ideas of Descrates and Kant on epistemology Aristotle’s idea on epistemology focused on the role of meaning in knowledge development. Later theorists, however, developed contrary ideas on epistemology because of such limitations of Aristotle’s theory as the role of experience, mechanical processes that are not consistent with or supersede definitions, and mathematical incorporations in development of meaning. Descrates and Kant are some of the theorists that held contrary opinions to Aristotle’s but even in the revolt, their theories also held conflicting ideas... . Descrates on epistemology Descrates, as...
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Pragmatism / Existentialism / Feminist Epistemology
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... Externalism and Pragmatism: Pragmatism is an approach by philosophers who believe that there is no universal structure of knowledge in the universe, and attempting to impose such kind of a structure will result to a notion termed as intellectual stagnation (Bacon, 21). Philosophers who take this approach believe that in the universe, facts do not exist, only situations. On this basis, to arrive at the best solution, it is important to analyze each and every situation that occurs in a moment. Existentialism on the other hand concurs with the argument brought by pragmatists that there is no universal structure of knowledge. It also agrees with the fact that trying to impose such structure... Externalism ...
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Epistemology: What is knowledge How can it be distinguished from mere belief or opinion
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...Epistemology: What Is Knowledge? How Can It Be Distinguished From Mere Belief Or Opinion? Introduction Epistemology refers to the study of knowledge. Knowledge refers to the discovery of facts concerning an issue over time. Knowledge is closely related with hypothetical believes and superstition. However, there is a difference between the two concepts given that the knowledge is based on facts and reality while believes are based on superstition and traditional values. There is a correlation between knowledge and belief. According to Walker (2010), Thomas interlinks human behavior to scientific discoveries and knowledge of existence of God, the Almighty. In addition, epistemology results... ...
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William Perry's Examsmanship and the Liberal Arts, a study in educational epistemology
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...epistemology Instructions: I need 2 seperate 250 word essays about the sanme author. The first is, Once you are done reading William Perry's "Examsmanship and the Liberal Arts," post your 250 word response. 2. essayis as follows, this week I want your response to focus on the answer to this question: "What does all of this discussion about cow and bull have to do with a research paper?" 1. This is an impressive and interesting essay. It is as true today as when it was written several decades ago. Perry describes two different types of students, or users of knowledge. The cow is someone who can regurgitate data but cannot put... ?William Perry's "Examsmanship and the Liberal Arts", a study in educational...
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Epistemology, Question: Can it ever be a matter of luck that one knows something
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...EPISTEMOLOGY: CAN IT EVER BE A MATTER OF LUCK THAT ONE KNOWS SOMETHING Introduction Epistemology has remained one of the most learned and researched areas of philosophy as a subject that looks at the nature, source and limits of knowledge.1 Even though propositional knowledge can easily be said to be the most studied area of epistemology, it has actually been found based on recent discoveries of the nature of knowledge that there is more to knowledge than propositional knowledge. This therefore brings to fore the issue of types of knowledge, where three major types of knowledge can be found. This paper will therefore focus on knowledge...
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Philosophy of Epistemology
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...epistemological pursuits. Hardcore skeptics argue that it is impossible to assert any claims of knowledge, as one can never truly eliminate the possibility that any sense experience, the vehicle by which we arrive at our judgments about the external world are at best, fallible or at worst, illusory. It is not the task of this essay to offer... Philosophy- Haack 21 November 2005 Haack writes that "we need a better understanding of the difference between legitimate mutual support and circularity." What is the understanding that she suggests Does it succeed in avoiding the difficulties of both Foundationalism and Coherentism What do we know and how do we know it These are the two questions fundamental to ep...
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What do you understand by the term epistemology How can different epistemological understandings influence choice of research method
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...Epistemological Influence on Choice of Research Methods Research plays a very imperative role in growth and advancement of the society. Therefore, truthfulness of research results becomes important too. The researcher has the upper hand in determining validity and credibility of research depending on the epistemological understanding. It is undeniable that two researchers would certainly present different findings on the same research object depending on foundation of knowledge of each researcher. There are many definitions of epistemology but a basic and general definition is the understanding of knowledge. Epistemology...
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Option 1: Dictionary of Terms: Epistemology and Theology
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...Epistemological Considerations of Empiricism: The Confines of the Applicability of Empirical Methods in Understanding Abstract Entities Following the reign of positivism in the philosophical spotlight is the birth of empiricism. Empiricism is the rational outcome of positivism in that it rejects deductive reasoning (Mende, 189). In other words, the doctrine of empiricism demands a restraint from the employment of non-scientific conjectures (Doyal and Harris, 2). By and large, empiricism refers to a philosophical principle that believes that knowledge comes no more than or mainly from physical experience. From an epistemological perspective of studying human knowledge, empiricism stresses... 6 July The...
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Analaysis of I think therefore I Err Epistemology cognition
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... of Is Logic a Nuisance from Understanding Intelligent Behavior? This essay is primarily a critique of Gerd Gigerenzer’s I Think, Therefore I Err. The problem that the author addresses is the simple question: “Why do we make errors” (Gigerenzer 1)? Herein, the author distinguishes between two types of errors, namely, unnecessary errors and good errors. The former is what is deemed as harmful to the development of a given intelligent system. It is in this regard that Gigerenzer claims, “to err is not to think” (1). On the other hand, the latter is what is deemed as necessary and beneficial to the development of a given intelligent system. These good errors serve a functional role... of Is Logic a...
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Imagine a debate between a rational choice theorist and a critic of rational choice on the questions of ontology, methodology and epistemology. What would be the key points in such debate Who would you consider to be more persuasive: the rational choice
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...epistemology. The natural reaction of many economists to criticisms about assumptions is to quote a famous paper by Friedman (1953, pp. 14-15): If a theory can be stated to make assumptions, and in so far as their “realism” can be evaluated independently of the validity of predictions, the relation between the significance of a theory and the “realism” of its assumptions is almost the opposite of that suggested by the view under criticism. Truly important and significant hypotheses will be found to have wildly inaccurate descriptive representations of reality, and, in general, the more significant the theory, the more unrealistic... Rational Choice Theory is commonly justified with a discussion of the...
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Epistemological and Psychology
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...Epistemology and Psychology Epistemology is one of the core branches of philosophy. The traditional definition of epistemology according to Schmitt (2004) is that conceptual and normative study of language since it “enquires into the definition, criteria, normative standards, and sources of knowledge and of kindred statuses like justified belief, evidence, confirmation, rational belief, perceiving, remembering, and intelligence.” (p. 841) Simply put, however, epistemology can be just referred to as that philosophical branch that deals with the scope and limits of human knowledge. The characteristics of...
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Epistemologies
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...Epistemologies Epistemology helps us to understand the dynamics of human knowledge. Furthermore, the derivation of the three major epistemology orientations that includes pragmatism, objectivism, and interpretivism, epistemology possess the capacity to define what knowledge is and explain how we can acquire knowledge. Personally, I have varying feelings and thoughts about each epistemology. In addressing objectivism, I like the aspect of using sense, cognition, reason, reality, and consciousness to establish knowledge. Indeed, this form of epistemology is true to the fact that what we perceive to know is not all there is to know or what is true and hence the need to gather... Personal Reflection on...
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