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Wisdom, Knowledge, and Management

Volume 2 of the series C.West Churchman and Related Works Series pp 105-137

Epistemic Humility

A View from the Philosophy of Science
  • Matthews D. 

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Abstract

If our knowledge of the world is always filtered, interpreted and (in important ways) ‘constructed’ by our a priori faculties then we can never know things as they truly are and we are forced to accept a degree of humility with respect to our ‘scientific’ pronouncements.

Key words

humility filtering and interpretation