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epistemology

Term: epistemology
Literally meaning: study of science   
Origin: Anc Greek
επιστήμη/epistemi(=science) >επίσταμαι/epistamai(=know how to do, supervise) >επί/epi(=over, on) + ίσταμαι/istamai(=stand)
λόγος/logos(=word, speech, discourse, reason)
>-λογία/-logia(=logy, study of)
Coined/History
In 1856, coined by Scottish philosopher and writer  James F. Ferrier (1808-1864) . Ferrier
Definition
Epistemology is the branch of philosophy dealing with the nature, sources and limits of knowledge. Eg: Science history and epistemology (the philosophy of knowledge) are fundamental because they, together with psychology, help us to understand what is required at each phase of the educational process.

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