I love words and want to know their meaning. Epistemology was mentioned in the last post. When I think of the first stem I think of epistles (letters) to the apostles that one listens to in church.
Epistemology, according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, is:
Defined narrowly, epistemology is the study of knowledge and justified belief. As the study of knowledge, epistemology is concerned with the following questions: What are the necessary and sufficient conditions of knowledge? What are its sources? What is its structure, and what are its limits? As the study of justified belief, epistemology aims to answer questions such as: How we are to understand the concept of justification? What makes justified beliefs justified? Is justification internal or external to one’s own mind? Understood more broadly, epistemology is about issues having to do with the creation and dissemination of knowledge in particular areas of inquiry.
How we think and how we know what we know is generally applied when solving a mystery or puzzle.