- of or relating to knowledge or the conditions for acquiring it.
Origin of epistemic
1920–25; < Greek epistēmikós, equivalent to epistḗm(ē) knowledge + -ikos -ic
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Examples from the Web for epistemic
Instead, Chris indulged in the MSNBC variant of epistemic closure.My Pushback to Chris Hayes
September 27, 2013
Until then, enjoy this quote that is slightly relevant to an epistemic bubble this blog discusses on occasion.What's in a Prediction?
November 22, 2012
We no longer joke about "epistemic closure," but that does not mean the phenomenon has ceased to govern the conservative mind.Tantrum on the Court
July 2, 2012
- of or relating to knowledge or epistemology
- denoting the branch of modal logic that deals with the formalization of certain epistemological concepts, such as knowledge, certainty, and ignorance.See also doxastic
C20: from Greek epistēmē knowledge
Word Origin and History for epistemic
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