epistemophilia


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epistemophilia

an excessive love or reverence for knowledge. — epistemophiliac, n., adj.
See also: Knowledge
Translations
epistemofilia
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Voyeurism is also not epistemophilia, not a drive to know, to translate visual experience into symbolic or conceptual knowledge, but rather a rapt gazing that, like Warhol's camera, trains on the surface of things, gratifying itself in the body's "obdurate materiality," whose mysteries it preserves (Koestenbaum, Andy Warhol 10).
You clearly can write; the content of your articles covering green issues certainly possess a "copiousness of expression," and, without wishing to elicit too much "bro-mance", they're a pleasure to read; they certainly afford the readership with a certain epistemophilia.
The strong narrative drive, one of the most important characteristics of texts of pleasure, is also typical of Orlando, which never frustrates its reader, but always remains enjoyable, understandable and seductive, constantly feeding and teasing the reader's epistemophilia and scopophilia.
This is not only epistemology, it is epistemophilia.