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)
In 1856, coined by Scottish philosopher and writer James F. Ferrier (1808-1864) . Ferrier
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.