Epistemology
(4,227 words)

1. Knowledge in the 16th century

The questions of where the boundaries of knowledge lie and how far it can extend were amongst the most commonly debated in early modern philosophy. They arose in connection with the intellectual crises that were shaking Europe beginning in the 16th century.

As a result of the disco…

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Faragó-Szabó, Istvan, Wilson, Catherine and Lehmann-Brauns, Sicco, “Epistemology”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018888>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20151216



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