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Intro to Epistemology - Chapter Summary
Get a quality introduction to epistemology with help from fun lessons and expert instruction. This chapter makes it easy to grasp key concepts and terms associated with the study of knowledge. Take your time through the lessons, studying at the pace that works for you. Our mini quizzes and practice exam can check your comprehension of each lesson and the entire chapter. Around-the-clock access lets you study any time your schedule permits. After utilizing these resources, you will be ready to:
- Define and share examples of epistemology
- Discuss epistemology, the true vs. metaphysics and the nature of reality
- Describe the cross-cultural approach to knowledge in philosophy
1. Epistemology: Definition & Examples
Epistemology is a study of knowledge that requires much attention. Because human beings rely on their thought processes, it's helpful to understand how they work. This lesson will go over the three factors that contribute to knowledge acquisition.
2. Epistemology and the True vs. Metaphysics and the Real
In this lesson, you'll look into some of the most important questions in philosophy: How do we know what is true? What is the nature of reality? What does it mean to exist?
3. How Philosophy Understands Knowledge Cross-Culturally
In this lesson, you'll think about a problematic legacy in academic philosophy and what's being done to address it. You'll also consider the challenges involved in this work and why it's important.
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