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In The elements of logic (1811), William Duncan combined a Lockean theory of knowledge with syllogistic logic.[1]

In philosophy, gnosology literally means the study of gnosis, meaning knowledge or esoteric knowledge. Gnosology has also been used to render Johann Gottlieb Fichte's term for his own version of transcendental idealism, Wissenschaftslehre, meaning "Doctrine of Knowledge".[2]

In cognitive psychology, gnosology refers to the attempt to objectively access the experience of another's firsthand knowledge.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Haakonssen, Knud (2006), "Duncan, William", in Haakonssen, Knud, The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Philosophy, 2, Cambridge University Press, p. 1166 
  2. ^ Albert Schwegler, Handbook of the history of philosophy, Edmondston & Co., 1879, p. 259.