? asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 7 months ago

Do epistemologies evolve? We get new technologies in increasingly specialised fields, so I’d imagine yes?

3 Answers

  • 7 months ago

    I would caution this.

    For as "an epistemology expands" it can hardly cover-any-new discovery

    unless the details are explained.

    E.g. "quantum computing" may have influenced some scientists like that

    of Long Term heating or cooling changes in the environment.

    And we now know that thinking in such Long Term changes leads to 

    stagnation in one's thought ; like the thought and idea that it's o.k. for

    both polar Icecaps to melt (it is most definitely not) or that the CO2

    saturation Emergency which we all have been alerted to is not an

    emergency (It is).

    Subjective philosophy may only-get-us so far in intelligent logic or

    even relevant "philosophy speak".

    Subjectively corrupted "epistemological enquiries" are philosophy

    inventions without foundation so to speak.

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    I would agree but in more than an imaginary way. The epistemology expands to cover new discoveries along with our thinking and understanding. This may indeed involve the incorporation of new methodologies. As an example consider how the invention of quantum computing has influenced our thinking, and our capabilities !

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Knowledge itself evolves, obviously, but epistemology is the STUDY of knowledge and the THEORY of knowledge.  There can be new ways and means to study knowledge, new theories of knowledge, of course, but I wouldn't say that necessarily represents an "evolution".

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