theory of knowledge

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theory of knowledge (plural theories of knowledge)

  1. (philosophy) Epistemology.
    • 1889, Andrew Seth, "Hegel and His Recent Critics," Mind, vol. 14, no. 53 (Jan), p. 117:
      In other words, we have an epistemology or theory of knowledge which has been improved by the elimination of the Kantian unknowables.
    • 1981, Graham Dawson, "Justified True Belief is Knowledge," The Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 125 (Oct), p. 316:
      What I am trying to do is ... to use ideas of Popper and Wittgenstein, which were born as attacks upon traditional epistemology, to defend what I see as a central tenet of the traditional theory of knowledge.
    • 2003, "Books Received," The Philosophical Review, vol. 112, no. 3 (July), p. 435:
      Epistemology: A Contemporary Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge. 2nd ed. Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy. By Robert Audi. New York: Routledge, 2003.

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