Episteme



noun

a system of understanding or a body of ideas which give shape to the knowledge of that time
Word Origin

Greek ‘knowledge’

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    [ep-uh-stee-mik, -stem-ik] /ˌɛp əˈsti mɪk, -ˈstɛm ɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to knowledge or the conditions for acquiring it. /ˌɛpɪˈstiːmɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to knowledge or epistemology 2. denoting the branch of modal logic that deals with the formalization of certain epistemological concepts, such as knowledge, certainty, and ignorance. See also doxastic […]

  • Epistemics

    /ˌɛpɪˈstiːmɪks; -ˈstɛm-/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) (mainly Brit) the interdisciplinary study of knowledge and human information-processing, using the formal techniques of logic, linguistics, philosophy, and psychology Compare artificial intelligence



  • Epistemological

    [ih-pis-tuh-muh-loj-i-kuh l] /ɪˌpɪs tə məˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. pertaining to , a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge. /ɪˌpɪstɪməˈlɒdʒɪkəl/ adjective 1. concerned with or arising from epistemology 2. (of a philosophical problem) requiring an account of how knowledge of the given subject could be obtained

  • Epistemologies

    [ih-pis-tuh-mol-uh-jee] /ɪˌpɪs təˈmɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge. /ɪˌpɪstɪˈmɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. the theory of knowledge, esp the critical study of its validity, methods, and scope n. “theory of knowledge,” 1856, coined by Scottish philosopher James F. Ferrier (1808-1864) from Greek episteme […]



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