epistemology, scientific realism, philosophy, anti-realism, empiricism, positivism, theism, ontology
The traditional concept of knowledge is a justified true belief. The bulk of contemporary epistemology has focused primarily on that task of justification. Truth seems to be a quite obvious criterion—does the belief in question correspond to reality? My contention is that the aspect of ontology is far too separated from epistemology. This onto-relationship of between reality and beliefs require the epistemic method of epistemological realism. This is not to diminish the task of justification. I will then discuss the role of inference from the onto-relationships of free invention and discovery and whether it is best suited for a foundationalist or coherentist model within a theistic context.
Andrews, Max Lewis Edward
"Epistemological Realism and Onto-Relations,"
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/eleu/vol3/iss1/4