Definitions

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  • adjective Of, relating to, or involving knowledge; cognitive.

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  • adjective of or pertaining to epistemology.

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  • adjective Of or relating to knowledge or cognition; cognitive.
  • adjective rare Of or relating to theory of knowledge (epistemology).

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  • adjective of or relating to epistemology

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Greek epistēmē, knowledge; see epistemology.]

Examples

  • The problem with arguments for the reliability of SP is typically what he calls epistemic circularity,

    Warranted Christian Belief

  • Regularity theorists counter that the N-relation is a mysterious bit of metaphysics, and that there is no way we could ever gain epistemic access to it.

    A New Weapon Against Freedom and ID: Volksverhetzung

  • (link) “The power to cultivate order in epistemic processes, to rationalize interpretive and representational practices to a political ideology, and subsequently, to define, institutionalize, and reproduce the parameters of legitimate and illegitimate knowledge.”

    Gibbs’ contempt for press a marvelous thing. | RedState

  • This is why I respect a view like Feynman’s as exemplary of the scientific outlook, grounding its justified beliefs in epistemic certainties but refuses to claim Absolute Certainty for them in and of themselves.

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

  • And for the most part, members of Camp B’s don’t * actively* try to exclude non-members (at least, I’d like to think that they don’t); it’s just that membership in epistemic communities (if we can call them that) just necessarily involves some exclusion, as matter of definition.

    Our Motherhood, Our Selves | Her Bad Mother

  • Next, an argument that a surprising number of people seem to find convincing, what we might call the epistemic argument for free will.

    Unpersuasive Arguments for Free Will

  • Next, an argument that a surprising number of people seem to find convincing, what we might call the epistemic argument for free will.

    Unpersuasive Arguments for Free Will

  • Perhaps we are on the verge of what Michel Foucault, the French social historian, called an epistemic break.

    BREAKFAST WITH SOCRATES

  • Perhaps we are on the verge of what Michel Foucault, the French social historian, called an epistemic break.

    BREAKFAST WITH SOCRATES

  • In both instances, the notion of epistemic certainty gained from a

    Evolution

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  • It is possible that certain basic human epistemic biases are projected onto the material under scrutiny

    September 30, 2010