Episteme (50 words)
Literary/ Cultural Context Note
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'.348 Episteme 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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Editors. "Episteme". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
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