One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to knowledge or to the degree of its validation.
- ‘However, my self-interest is tempered by a sense of epistemic value, namely the value of evidence-based public policy.’
- ‘It is perfectly possible to accept moral relativism while rejecting epistemic relativism - relativism about truth.’
- ‘Let us begin with the first type of thrust, i.e., attempts to debunk the epistemic authority of science.’
- ‘Some Pascalians propose combining pragmatic and epistemic factors in a two-stage process.’
- ‘Now, S was not taking an ontological stance, it seems, but rather an epistemic one.’
- ‘This is because it remains possible that evaluative epistemic facts supervene on naturalistic ones.’
- ‘This allows them to accord individuals a degree of epistemic privilege with respect to their own inner goings-on.’
- ‘For example, Ernest Sosa has argued that justified belief is belief that is grounded in epistemic virtue.’
- ‘Indeed, many such philosophers are not concerned with the analysis of any ordinary concept of knowledge or of epistemic justification.’
- ‘They are both sources of value in themselves, and sometimes constitute epistemic avenues to value.’
- ‘Nanda locates a number of sources of epistemic charity or nihilism.’
- ‘In these contexts, my beliefs fail to meet the epistemic standard and therefore fail to count as knowledge.’
- ‘But such seems to be our epistemic predicament where space is concerned.’
- ‘There is a further reason why Russell's epistemic approach is unacceptable.’
- ‘On one kind of interpretation, Descartes relaxes his epistemic standards in the Sixth Meditation.’
- ‘Again, the goal is metaphysical austerity and faithfulness to our epistemic position.’
- ‘We alone can be wracked with doubt, and we alone have been provoked by that epistemic itch to seek a remedy: better truth-seeking methods.’
- ‘Skeptics note that in the epistemic context it is inappropriate to grant anyone knowledge.’
- ‘This attitude would seem to lead to a kind of epistemic paralysis.’
- ‘We can create metaphysical arguments as to their truth or falsity either way, but in everyday epistemic terms cannot help but believe them.’
1920s: from Greek epistēmē ‘knowledge’ (see epistemology) + -ic.
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