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Part 1: Introduction Quaker Studies is an interdisciplinary field primarily involving history, theology, sociology, and peace studies, and some philosophy, primarily ethics. Consideration of epistemological dimensions of Quaker thought from a philosophical perspective is more recent. Epistemology

In: Brill Research Perspectives in Quaker Studies

Part 1: Introduction Quaker Studies is an interdisciplinary field primarily involving history, theology, sociology, and peace studies, and some philosophy, primarily ethics. Consideration of epistemological dimensions of Quaker thought from a philosophical perspective is more recent. Epistemology

In: Quaker Epistemology

things. oc 341–344 This special issue on “Hinge Epistemology” was conceived as an exploration of Wittgenstein’s notion of hinge certainty and its development into a viable epistemology, capable of confronting mainstream accounts of basic beliefs. This exploration has been effected along three main

In: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism
Quakerism (the Religious Society of Friends) emerged in the seventeenth century, during a time when philosophical debates about the nature of knowledge led to the emergence of modern science. The Quakers, in conversation with early modern philosophers, developed a distinctive epistemology rooted in their concept of the Light Within: a special internal sense giving access to divine insight. The Light Within provided illumination both to properly understand the Bible and to ‘read’ the Book of Nature. In Quaker Epistemology, L. Rediehs argues that Quaker epistemology can be thought of as an expanded experiential empiricism, integrating ethical and religious knowledge with scientific knowledge. This epistemology has carried through in Quaker thought to the present day and can help address today’s epistemological crisis. This work will be of great interest to both philosophers interested in the epistemological implications of Quaker thought, and scholars of Quaker Studies interested in connecting Quaker thought to philosophical historical epistemology.

Introduction The quest for a pentecostal theology shaped by a pentecostal theological methodology has been the interest of pentecostal theologians for some time, 1 and the importance of epistemology is increasingly acknowledged as central in this pursuit. For example, Christopher

In: Pneuma

1 Hinge Epistemology: Where the Wild Things are A number of philosophers, among whom Husserl, Scheler, Ortega y Gasset and Wittgenstein, have argued that there are primitive certainties that stand at the limits of the epistemic domain of our ordinary beliefs and knowledge ( Mulligan 2006

In: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism
In Hinge Epistemology, eminent epistemologists investigate Wittgenstein's concept of basic certainty or 'hinge certainty'. The volume begins by examining the salient features of 'hinges': Are they propositions that enjoy a special kind of non-evidential justification? Are they objects of knowledge or ways of acting mistaken for known propositions? Various attempts are then made to integrate hinges in the development of a viable epistemology: Can they shed light on the conditions of satisfaction for knowledge and justification? Do they offer a solution to scepticism? Finally, the application of hinges is explored in such areas as common knowledge and intellectual loyalty. The volume attests to the importance of hinge certainty and Wittgenstein's On Certainty for mainstream epistemology.

To be an adherent of a tradition is always to enact some further stage in the development of one’s tradition. (MacIntyre 1988 :11) Epistemological Considerations Across the Disciplines I begin with two claims. 1 The first is that behind questions of methodology lie those of epistemology

In: Numen

This essay explores numerous and complicated naturalized epistemology against the background of pragmatism. We distinguish three programmes of naturalized epistemology: strong, moderate, and weak. By considering commitments of pragmatism on which different programmes depend, we point out the close-knit relationship between pragmatism and naturalized epistemology. We also illustrate the essential origin of today’s controversy over naturalized epistemology and predict the uptrend of naturalized epistemology.

In: Frontiers of Philosophy in China

epistemological options for Pentecostal theological education. Second, building on that discussion, I seek to discern some key dimensions in the ethos of Pentecostal education. Third, I will offer some reflections as to different environments for Pentecostal theological education. Epistemology: Four “Cities

In: Pneuma