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  • n. Plural form of episteme.


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  • In tracing the origin of modern views of evolution Gillespie uses the concepts of "epistemes" as postulated by the French philosopher Foucault and the "paradigms" of the American Thomas Kuhn.

    Evolution Toward What?

  • Faithful preaching: Preaching epistemes, faith stages, and rhetorical practice.

    American Rhetoric - Christian Rhetoric Scholarly Reference Guide

  • Tracing how this symbol is continually constructed and reconstructed by the neo-Pagan movement is indicative of broader social, political and cultural issues arising out of the interaction of Romantic and Enlightenment epistemes in Western society.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • People who are not “biblically swayed” often employ language that might historically have been swayed by biblical epistemes.

    Steve Abrams in the Hot Zone - The Panda's Thumb

  • Butler rather than the broad epistemes of a Foucault.

    'A darkling plain': Hemans, Byron and _The Sceptic; A Poem_

  • (Lebenswelt), R.G. Collingwood's sets of absolute presuppositions of a given culture and time, Thomas Kuhn's paradigms, Michel Foucault's epistemes, and Nelson G.odman's world versions.


  • [4840] It is not certain from what work of Irenaeus this extract is derived; Harvey thinks it to be from his work peri epistemes, i.e., concerning Knowledge.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • Foucault would presumably say that there cannot be two epistemes, and indeed these two views are more like Kuhn's paradigms.

    Evolution Toward What?

  • Gillespie in effect denies the truth of this position since he claims that in the period before Darwin there were two major epistemes, which he calls creationism and positivism.

    Evolution Toward What?

  • Naz., and Combefis is no doubt right in thinking that it makes better sense than epistemes, the reading of the chief mss. here.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works


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