An epistemology is a mental model of what can be known. It is a collection of strategies for organizing data about the world, for making sense and significance.


Epistemology comes from the Greek for 'knowledge', and overall, is a philosophical concept meaning the theory of knowledge.

 In reception theory, we talk of the epistemic situation of the viewer/listener, and the epistemic comprehension and epistemic capability of the audience member.


Epistemology is the foundation of methodology in research. So the type of methodology employed will be determined by epistemological assumptions.

 Argument and knowledge need to be based on justification. A strong foundation is needed on which to base our knowledge. We must always examine our foundational arguments.
 Knowledge is situated at a certain historical moment in a given material and cultural context.





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