THE TRANSFORMATION OF EPISTEMOLOGY IN TWENTIETH CENTURY PHILOSOPHY

An understanding of twentieth century epistemology requires analyzing how the turn of the epistemological conversation of Western philosophy transformed classical epistemological questions into the ones of concern to contemporary philosophers. In the following I provide a very general overall view of how this transformation took place with respect to epistemology in the "Anglo-American" or "analytic" tradition.
 

The Enlightenment Background:

Nineteenth Century Background:

The Reaction against Idealism:

The Pragmatist Reaction:

The Realist Reaction:

The Positivist Reaction:

The Linguistic Turn:

The Move towards Holism