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Epistemology, philosophy: examines the conditions for the emergence of knowledge and the basis for justification and confirmation. Epistemology cannot explain special cases in which someone who has less information may give more correct answers. See also knowledge, theory, justification, confirmation, reliability.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Hans-Georg Gadamer on Epistemology - Dictionary of Arguments

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Epistemology/Gadamer: (...) through the incommensurability of thinking and being, the problem of knowledge had been posed in a new way.
Dilthey: Dilthey saw this clearly and in his correspondence with the Yorck von Wartenburg there is already talk of the nominalistic background with which the epistemology in the 17th century was concerned and which has been brilliantly verified by the more recent research since Duhem.(1) >Epistemology/Dilthey.
Gadamer: The problem of epistemology now gains a new topicality through the historical sciences. The history of words already teaches this, insofar as the word epistemology only originated in the epoch after Hegel. It came into use when empirical research had discredited the Hegelian system. The 19th century became the century of epistemology, because with the dissolution of Hegelian philosophy, the self-evident correspondence of Logos and being was finally destroyed(2). >Epistemology/Dilthey.

1. P. Duhem, Etudes sur Léonard de Vinci. 3 Bde, Paris 1955; Le systeme du monde,
Bd. X, Paris 1959. IVg1. p. 11, Anm. 4.]
2. Cf. E. Zeller's essay "Über Bedeutung und Aufgabe der Erkenntnistheorie" (1862) in Volume 2 of his "Vorträge und Abhandlungen" Leipzig 1875-84, pp. 446-478 and my work on Zeller, "Der Weg eines Liberalen von der Theologie zur Philosophie" in: W. Doerr (i. a. ed.), Semper Apertus - 600 Jahre Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg 1386-1986 FS in 6 volumes. Heidelberg 1985, there in vol. 2.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Gadamer I
Hans-Georg Gadamer
Wahrheit und Methode. Grundzüge einer philosophischen Hermeneutik 7. durchgesehene Auflage Tübingen 1960/2010

Gadamer II
H. G. Gadamer
The Relevance of the Beautiful, London 1986
German Edition:
Die Aktualität des Schönen: Kunst als Spiel, Symbol und Fest Stuttgart 1977

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