Episteme (50 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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The Greek word for knowledge which under the influence of Michel Foucault is now used to designate the set of conceptual procedures which govern the production of knowledge at a particular moment in history. The word can therefore be glossed as meaning 'a way of making sense of the world'.

Editors. "Episteme". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=348, accessed 23 October 2016.]