Epistemology is the branch of philosophy whose object of study is knowledge. Why do we know what we know? How much can we know? How? When can we ensure that we know what? Do some data take precedence over other data? In short, a discipline closely linked to scientific research and that physicist Alan Sokal summarizes excellently in his book Beyond the intellectual frauds.
Therefore, this platform has chosen the name Epistemonikos, which means in ancient Greek, according to our admired philosopher Aristoteles, ‘what is worth knowing’, as it is a database of health issues that enables a reliable and efficient access. When performing a medical consultation via Google we find all kinds of results, some of which are patently false or fake. Epistemonikos aspires to avoid this problem.
To do this, Epistemonikos has over 40,000 systematic reviews, nearly 200,000 studies considered relevant to a specific question, structured abstracts, guides and more. Because, despite whatever they say, truth exists: What is a systematic review? Furthermore, Epistemonikos operates entirely in 9 languages, including Spanish.
Epistemonikos was founded by Chilean researchers and developers, led by Gabriel Rada, who defines the philosophy of the site like this:
By developing complex software and through the effort of hundreds of contributors from all around the world who collect, sort, analyze and translate relevant information, this search engine allows healthcare professionals to access the best available evidence, in a simple way (similar to making a Google search) and for the first time in their own language.