Definition of Episteme

1. Noun. The body of ideas that determine the knowledge that is intellectually certain at any particular time.

Generic synonyms: Cognition, Knowledge, Noesis
Derivative terms: Epistemic



Definition of Episteme

1. Noun. (philosophy) Scientific knowledge; a principled system of understanding; sometimes contrasted with (term empiricism). ¹

2. Noun. (context: specifically Ancient Greek philosophy) know-how; compare (term techne). ¹

3. Noun. (context: specifically Foucaultian philosophy) The fundamental body of ideas and collective presuppositions that defines the nature and sets the bounds of what is accepted as true knowledge in a given epistemic epoch. ¹

4. Noun. (alternative spelling of episteme) ¹

5. Noun. (alternative spelling of episteme) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Episteme

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episteme (current term)
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Literary usage of Episteme

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1. The Lives of the Saints by Sabine Baring-Gould (1877)
"Their son Galactic, painted as being beautiful as his father, seeks happiness in the conquest of passion, and finds it. The loves of Galactic and episteme ..."

2. Princeton Theological Review by Princeton Theological Seminary (1913)
"... nature of God".89 The most realistic cosmogonic language is not shunned when the origin of the world from the demiurge as father and episteme as mother ..."

3. Philosophy, Humanity and Ecology: Vol. 1: Philosophy of Nature edited by J. Odera Oruka (1996)
"First, we may follow the Greeks and make a distinction between certain dubitable cognition, between episteme and doxa; or, second, we may adopt the critique ..."

4. The comparative coincidence of reason and Scripture (1832)
"Mount episteme is so called from a woman of that name, who lived on it with her ... Between episteme and Mount Sinai, and not far from the convent of St. ..."

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