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Epistemology

Epistemology: 1. the theory of knowledge; 2. standardly, narrowly, and inadequately, the theory of the justification of rational human (true) belief and of replies to skepticism about knowledge-claims and/or justification; 3. non-standardly, broadly, and adequately, the theory of human or ...

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Epistemology: 1. the theory of knowledge; 2. standardly, narrowly, and inadequately, the theory of the justification of rational human (true) belief and of replies to skepticism about knowledge-claims and/or justification; 3. non-standardly, broadly, and adequately, the theory of human or non-human animal cognition.

*Controversy: To the extent that epistemology is non-standardly, broadly, and adequately defined as the theory of human or non-human animal cognition, then this characterization rejects the standard definition of “epistemology” that narrowly and inadequately restricts epistemology to the theory of the justification of rational human (true) belief and of replies to skepticism about knowledge-claims and/or justification.

*See also the entries on “cognition,” “intentionality,” and “knowledge.”
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