About Epistemology

Epistemology concerns such general topics as the nature of knowledge and justified or rational belief, as well as more specialized topics as the nature of confirmation in science, the use of models in science, and the nature of self-deception.  Department faculty study knowledge as an individual achievement and as the product of social processes. Feminist epistemology is an important area of research in the department. 

For a comprehensive view of faculty and graduate students in our department with an interest in epistemology, as well as a their publications on epistemology, please see the epistemology fields of interest page.