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Epistemology - Kristen Walsh Professor Ulricksen Utopian...

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Kristen Walsh Professor Ulricksen Utopian Visions March 18, 2010 Theory of Four Movements: Epistemology Epistemology is the branch of philosophy that deals with questions concerning the nature, scope, and sources of knowledge (DeRose 2005). To understand epistemology we must understand the nature of knowledge: what is knowledge? What do we mean when we say that we know knowledge? The sources of knowledge: where do we get knowledge from? How do we know if it’s reliable? When are we justified in saying we know something? The scope of knowledge: what are the limits of knowledge? Are there any in the first place? (Newall 2004) Once we are able to understand these questions then we will start to understand the truth of knowledge. The truth of knowledge comes from experience that occurs when we attempt to achieve our passions. Fournier is adamant about people achieving passions and believes that balance and harmony is achieved by letting everyone achieve their passions. One of the most important questions asked about epistemology is “How do people know?” this is answered through the concepts of Idealism and Realism (Ph.D n.d.). Idealists see
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