Definisi Epistemologi


  • Epistemologi ialah cabang filsafat yang menyelidiki asal mula, susunan, metode-metode dan sahnya pengetahuan (Buku Unsur-Unsur Filsafat, Louis Kattsoff).
  • Secara etimologikal, epistemologi merupakan kata gabungan yang diangkat dari dua kata dalam bahasa Yunani: episteme dan logos. Episteme artinya pengetahuan; logos lazim dipakai untuk menunjukkan adanya pengetahuan sistemik. Epistemologi diartikan sebagai kajian sistematik mengenai pengetahuan. (Epstemologi Dasar, AM.W Pranarka, 1987)
  • Webster Third New International Dictionary mengartikan epistemologii sebagai “the study of method and ground of knowledge, especially with reference to its limits and validity. Epistemologi adalah the theory of knowledge. (Epstemologi Dasar, AM.W Pranarka, 1987)
  • Runnes dalam Dictionary of Philosophy, epistemologi: the branch of philosophy which investigates the origin, stucture, methods and validity of knowledge. (Epstemologi Dasar, AM.W Pranarka, 1987)
  • Epistemologi is one the core areas of philosophy. It is concerned with the nature, sources and limits of knowledge. There is a vast array of view about those topics, but one virtually universal presupposition is that knowledge is true belie, but not mere true belief (Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, 2003)

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