Outline of epistemology

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to epistemology:

Epistemology or theory of knowledge branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge.[1] The term was introduced into English by the Scottish philosopher James Frederick Ferrier (1808–1864).[2] Epistemology asks the questions: "What is knowledge?", "How is knowledge acquired?", and "What do people know?"

According to Plato, knowledge is a subset of that which is both true and believed.

Essence of epistemology

Branches of epistemology

Epistemological theories


Alphabetical Order

History of epistemology

History of epistemology

Epistemological concepts

Persons influential in the field of epistemology


  1. Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Volume 3, 1967, Macmillan, Inc.
  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, 2007
  3. Goldhaber & Nieto 2010, p. 940
  4. scientific method, Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
  5. The NESS: The Razor in the Toolbox
  6. Baird, Forrest E.; Walter Kaufmann (2008). From Plato to Derrida. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-158591-6.
  7. John Vickers. The Problem of Induction. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  8. Probability theory, Encyclopaedia Britannica
  9. Peirce, C. S. (1903), Harvard lectures on pragmatism, Collected Papers v. 5, paragraphs 188–189.
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