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epistemic

Syllabification: ep·i·ste·mic
Pronunciation: /ˌepəˈstemik, -ˈstē-
 
 
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Definition of epistemic in English:

adjective

Of or relating to knowledge or to the degree of its validation.
Example sentences
  • Indeed, many such philosophers are not concerned with the analysis of any ordinary concept of knowledge or of epistemic justification.
  • This allows them to accord individuals a degree of epistemic privilege with respect to their own inner goings-on.
  • On one kind of interpretation, Descartes relaxes his epistemic standards in the Sixth Meditation.

Origin

1920s: from Greek epistēmē 'knowledge' (see epistemology) + -ic.

Derivatives

epistemically

1
Pronunciation: /-(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Only with such a goal in the background does the two-step process of employing historical materialism to establish an epistemically and normatively independent stance make sense.
  • In this regard, Augustine's illuminationism is a worthy contender among more familiar attempts to make intellectual cognition epistemically secure and reliable.
  • An interesting task for social epistemology is to identify the types of collaboration that would be optimal in terms of some epistemically relevant measure.

Words that rhyme with epistemic

anaemic (US anemic), systemic

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