This page aims to make learning about epistemology (the study of knowledge) as easy as possible by bringing together the best articles, podcasts, and videos from across the internet onto one page. To get started, simply choose one of the resources listed below:
This section features articles from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The SEP is probably the most comprehensive online philosophy resource. It features in-depth articles on a huge number of philosophical topics, however, it is aimed at an academic audience and may be too detailed and technical for beginners. The IEP is generally more beginner-friendly but is also considered to be less reliable. Wikipedia is also an option, but it is much less reliable than either of these.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Epistemic Paradoxes
- Epistemological Problems of Memory
- Epistemological Problems of Perception
- The Analysis of Knowledge
- Rationalism vs. Empiricism
- Social Epistemology
- The Value of Knowledge
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Ancient Greek Skepticism
- Contemporary Skepticism
- Epistemology and Relativism
- Epistemology of Perception, The
- Epistemology of Testimony
- Feminist Epistemology
- Gettier Problems
- Internalism and Externalism in Epistemology
- Justification, Epistemic
- Memory, Epistemology of
This section features short articles on epistemology. These articles are ideal for anyone looking for a shorter or more beginner-friendly introduction to epistemology than the encyclopedia articles listed above.
- The Gettier Problem & the Definition of Knowledge by Andrew Chapman
- Take My Word for It: On Testimony by Spencer Case
- The Epistemology of Disagreement by Jonathan Matheson
- Expertise by Jamie Carlin Watson
- Descartes’ Meditations 1-3 and Descartes’ Meditations 4-6 by Marc Bobro
- External World Skepticism by Andrew Chapman
- Epistemology, or Theory of Knowledge
- al-Ghazālī’s Dream Argument
- Epistemic Injustice
- The tree of knowledge is not an apple or an oak but a banyan
- Knowledge is a stone-age concept, we’re better off without it
This section features episodes from the podcasts Philosophy Bites and In Our Time. These are also aimed at a general audience and are a good option for beginners who prefer audio content.
- Simon Blackburn on Plato’s Cave
- Jennifer Nagel on Intuitions about Knowledge
- M.M. McCabe on the Paradox of Inquiry
- Colin McGinn on Descartes on Innate Knowledge
- Adrian Moore on Kant’s Metaphysics
- John Campbell on Berkeley’s Puzzle
- Fiona Macpherson on Hallucination
- A.C. Grayling on Descartes’ Cogito
- Barry Stroud on Scepticism
- Eric Schwitzgebel on Scepticism
- M.M. McCabe on Socratic Method
- Robert Stern on Hegel on Dialectic
- Tamar Gendler on Why Philosophers Use Examples
- Lisa Bortolotti on Irrationality
- Dan Sperber on the Enigma of Reason
- Amia Srinivasan on Genealogy
- Susan James on Michel Foucault and Knowledge
- Miranda Fricker on Epistemic Injustice
- Jennifer Saul on Implicit Bias
- Quassim Cassam on Conspiracy Theories
- Robert Talisse on the Importance of Argument in Politics
- Jonathan Glover on Systems of Belief
In Our Time
Short Videos (<30 mins)
This section features short videos created by Wireless Philosophy. These are also very beginner-friendly.
- Introduction to Theory of Knowledge
- The Problem of Skepticism
- Three Responses to Skepticism
- New Responses to Skepticism
- Analyzing Knowledge #1 (The Gettier Problem)
- Analyzing Knowledge #2 (No-False-Lemma and No-Defeater Approaches)
- Analyzing Knowledge #3 (Causal and Reliabilist Theories)
- Analyzing Knowledge #4 (Tracking Theories)
- ‘Knowledge First’ Epistemology
- Virtue Epistemology
- Argument and Evidence
- Hume’s Skepticism and Induction, Part 1
- Hume’s Skepticism and Induction Part 2
- The Sleeping Beauty Problem
- Paradoxes of Perception #1
- Paradoxes of Perception #2 (Argument from Hallucination)
- The Value of Knowledge
- The Epistemic Regress Problem
- The Nature of Truth
This section features online courses on epistemology.
- Epistemology – Richard Dien Winfield | University of Georgia
- Knowledge and Rationality– Corine Besson | University of Sussex
See this collection of epistemology syllabi.
This section features requests for book recommendations on philosophy forums. These can also be useful to browse when trying to find reading recommendations.
- Recommend me books about epistemology / critical thinking
- What’s a good textbook on epistemology?
- Recommendations for contemporary books in epistemology?
- Epistemology: where to start?
- Epistemology Reading list.
See this list of the best books on epistemology.
See this page for a selection of the best quotes on epistemology.
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