applied epistemology

applied epistemology

[ə′plīd i¦pis·tə¦mäl·ə·jē]
(computer science)
The use of machines or other models to simulate processes such as perception, recognition, learning, and selective recall, or the application of principles assumed to hold for human categorization, perception, storage, search, and so on, to the design of machines, machine programs, scanning, storage, and retrieval systems.
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Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology, Freiburg, Germany
The first of seven chapters explains a distinction between metaepistemology and applied epistemology. The former category is for philosophical work about the nature of knowledge and justification; the latter category is for work about the extent of knowledge and justification.
Williams, a professor of public administration and the author of The Miracle of Abduction, Semantic Behavior and Decision Making, Epistemics: Uncommon Sense and Dimensional Awareness, and General Semantics and the Social Sciences, has continued his investigations of the process of abstracting with New Thinking for a New Millennium, a volume that concentrates on applied epistemology (how and why we think as we do).
Also included in this context are Edward Bellamy's Nationalism; Addams's political, social, and economic democracy; and what Deegan labels "critical pragmatism" (35) and "applied epistemology" (40).
Methodology is applied epistemology; therefore, an understanding of methodology presupposes some knowledge of epistemology and logic.
as a scientific, and thus up-to-date and open-ended, applied epistemology or theory of knowledge (Pula 1994, p.xvii).

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