James Frederick Ferrier  

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"Ferrier has not only an epistemology, or theory of knowledge, but also an agnoiology, or theory of ignorance, the main doctrine of which is that we can be ignorant only of what can possibly be known."--A History of English Philosophy (Cambridge, 1920) by William Ritchie Sorley

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James Frederick Ferrier (16 June 1808, Edinburgh – 11 June 1864, St Andrews) was a Scottish metaphysical writer. He introduced the word epistemology.

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