Adjective "epistemic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to knowledge or to the degree of its validation.
  1. 'Skeptics note that in the epistemic context it is inappropriate to grant anyone knowledge.'
  2. 'Nanda locates a number of sources of epistemic charity or nihilism.'
  3. 'It is perfectly possible to accept moral relativism while rejecting epistemic relativism - relativism about truth.'
  4. 'In these contexts, my beliefs fail to meet the epistemic standard and therefore fail to count as knowledge.'
  5. 'But such seems to be our epistemic predicament where space is concerned.'
  6. 'Now, S was not taking an ontological stance, it seems, but rather an epistemic one.'
  7. 'There is a further reason why Russell's epistemic approach is unacceptable.'
  8. 'They are both sources of value in themselves, and sometimes constitute epistemic avenues to value.'
  9. 'This attitude would seem to lead to a kind of epistemic paralysis.'
  10. 'Let us begin with the first type of thrust, i.e., attempts to debunk the epistemic authority of science.'


1. of or relating to knowledge or the conditions for acquiring it.

More examples(as adjective)

"appearances can be epistemic."

"communities can be epistemic."

"breaks can be epistemic."

"umbrellas can be epistemic."

"states can be epistemic."

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