Eastern Approaches to Epistemology


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In Taoism, which of the following is a way to get closer to the truth of everything?

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1. Which of the following has been discussed as a possible way of accessing knowledge in Hindu philosophical traditions?

2. Which of the following is the best example of a debate that might arise about what is true from a Hindu perspective?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When we think of knowledge and the way in which we attain it, we tend to think of epistemological frameworks from the western tradition. But there is a whole other epistemological context that developed in the eastern world. The quiz questions in this assessment will test you on eastern epistemology, with a focus on points such as the epistemologies of eastern religions like Taoism and Hinduism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The concept of truth in Taoism
  • Knowledge in the Hindu tradition
  • Characteristics of Asian religions
  • Truth and knowledge in Buddhism

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the epistemological frameworks found in eastern religions
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most significant information from the related epistemological lesson
  • Knowledge application - use the information you've learned from the attached lesson to identify specific eastern traditions and the views on human knowledge they put forth

Additional Learning

To learn more about views of truth found in eastern religions, review the corresponding lesson called Eastern Approaches to Epistemology. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Eastern vs. western epistemology
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Taoism