Religion Past and Present

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I. Philosophy – II. Philosophy of Religion – III. Fundamental Theology

I. Philosophy

Epistemology is a basic philosophical discipline, and is today closely associated with the philosophy of science and the philosophy of language. It deals with such concepts as “knowledge,” “opinion,” “truth,” “perception,” “justification,” “doubt,” and the like. It asks whether generally valid conditions for the justification of knowledge exist, and what these conditions are.

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Hampe, Michael and Grube, Dirk-M., “Epistemology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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