I just ran across the fourth word I had to look up in this book. I'm only on page 137!
The word? Epistemology.
Per Wikipedia, it is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope (limitations) of knowledge. It addresses the questions:
- What is knowledge?
- How is knowledge acquired?
- How do we know what we know?
Addendum: Damn! Page 142 - panatelas. A long slender cigar. Jeez....