, Volume 75, Issue 3, pp 495–503 | Cite as

Epistemology, the History of Epistemology, Historical Epistemology



A brief discussion of the ways in which awareness of and sensitivity to the history of philosophy can contribute to epistemology even if epistemology is understood as a distinctively philosophical and not primarily historical enterprise.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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