Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mark Anthony Neal has inspired me to begin blogging, which I haven't done in a long time or ever here. It's time to get this party started. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Etymology of Epistemology


epistemology Look up epistemology at Dictionary.com
"theory of knowledge," 1856, coined by Scot. philosopher James F. Ferrier (1808-64) from Gk. episteme "knowledge," from Ionic Gk. epistasthai "know how to do, understand," lit. "overstand," from epi- "over, near" + histasthai "to stand." The scientific (as opposed to philosophical) study of the roots and paths of knowledge is epistemics (1969).