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Humanities Key Terms

Units: Truth and Knowledge

Truth/Knowledge Measurements, Concepts, and Descriptors:

Belief

Concept

Conviction

Data

Database

Dogma

Doctrine

Facts

Faith

Feeling

Idea

Information

Hypothesis

Knowledge

Learning

Lore

Opinion

Perception

Percept 

Persuasion

Proof

Real

Reality

Scholarship

Sentiment

Tenet

Theorem

Theory

Thought

Universal

View

Wisdom

                               Philosophical Terms/Schools of Thought 

Cosmogony

Cosmological Argument

Cosmos

Deductive Reasoning

Determinism

Empiricism

Epicureanism

Epistemology

Ethics

Ethos

Existentialism

Humanism 

Inductive Reasoning

Logos

Naturalism

Nihilism

Pantheism

Pathos

Pluralism

Pragmatism

Rationalism 

Realism (philosophy)

Telis

Sophists 

Stoicism

Syllogism

Teleological Argument

Transmigration of the souls 

  Philosophers/Theorists concerned with Truth/Knowledge:

Thomas Aquinas

Aristotle

John Langshaw Austin

Augustine of Hippo

Francis Bacon

Brand Blanshard

Charles Darwin (Natural Selection)

Rene Descartes

John Dewey

Fredrick Douglass

Ralph Waldo Emerson (“On Education”)

Gottlob Frege

Paulo Freire (The Banking Concept of Education)

Herbert Gardiner (Multiple Intelligences)

Field Hartry

Georg Hegel

Martin Heidegger 

William James

John Locke

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Maria Montessori

Freidrich Neitzche

Charles Sanders Peirce

Jean Piaget

Plato

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Michio Kaku (The Mystery of Dark Matter)

Bertrand Russell

Gilbert Ryle

Arthur Schopenhauer

Socrates

Alfred Tarski

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Students are not limited to these philosophers in their research about Truth and Knowledge, but they are a good place to begin.