Antedating of "Epistemology"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Feb 12 03:59:43 UTC 2006

epistemology (OED 1856)

1847 _Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature_ Nov. 306 ff. (American
Periodical Series)  The title of one of the principal works of Fichte is
"_Wissenschaftslehre_," which, after the analogy of _technology_ ... we
render _epistemology_.

Fred Shapiro

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