Part of speech: noun
Any study relating to human thought or knowledge
A branch of philosophy relating to the origin and nature of human knowledge
Examples of Epistemology in a sentence
"The study of epistemology can help us all discover how we came to know everything we know."
"Epistemology is one of philosophy's most meta pursuits—the knowledge of knowledge itself."
The suffix -ology is common in English to describe fields of study, and in Ancient Greek it literally means "discourse." Thus, epistemology is literally a "discussion about knowledge."
Did you Know?
The first use of epistemology in English came from Scottish philosopher James Frederick Ferrier.