The term “epistemology” comes from the Greek words “ἐπιστήμη” (epistēmē), meaning “knowledge,” and “λόγος” (logos), meaning “study” or “discourse.” Here’s a detailed chronological breakdown: 1. Proto-Indo-European (PIE) The PIE root “*weid-” means “to see” or “to know.” 2. Ancient Greek From the PIE root, the Ancient Greek word “ἐπίσταμαι” (epistamai) developed, meaning “to know.” The noun “ἐπιστήμη” (epistēmē) means “knowledge” or “understanding.” The word “λόγος” (logos) means “study,” “discourse,” or “reason.” 3. Late Latin The Greek terms “ἐπιστήμη” (epistēmē) and “λόγος” (logos) were adopted into Late Latin as “episteme” and “logos,” respectively, maintaining their meanings. 4. Middle English (c. 11th to 15th century CE) The Latin terms influenced Middle English,… Read More

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