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Of, relating to, or involving knowledge; cognitive.

[From Greek epistēmē, knowledge; see epistemology.]

ep′i·ste′mi·cal·ly adv.
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1. (Philosophy) of or relating to knowledge or epistemology
2. (Logic) denoting the branch of modal logic that deals with the formalization of certain epistemological concepts, such as knowledge, certainty, and ignorance.. See also doxastic
[C20: from Greek epistēmē knowledge]
ˌepisˈtemically adv
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(ˌɛp əˈsti mɪk, -ˈstɛm ɪk)

of or pertaining to knowledge.
[1920–25; < Greek epistēmikós <epistḗm(ē) knowledge]
ep`i•ste′mi•cal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.epistemic - of or relating to epistemology; "epistemic modal"
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adj (Philos) → epistemisch (spec)
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Drawing on the philosophical concepts of "peer disagreement" and "epistemic peerhood," we argue for a different approach: A judge ought to give significant weight to the views of others, but only when those others share the judge's basic methodology or interpretive outlook--i.e., only when those others are methodological "friends." Thus textualists should hesitate before disagreeing with other textualists, andpragmatists should hesitate before disagreeing with like-minded pragmatists.
I begin with Bourdieu's compelling concept of epistemic reflexivity, which, highlights how "one cannot disassociate the construction of the object from the instruments of construction of the object and their critique" (Wacquant 1992:36), and expand it to embrace diffraction and diffractive methodologies.
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Hence, the book explores theoretical imagination and conceptual invention in order to situate Biko within the existential repertoire of blackness as a site of subjectivity and not the object of study as the theoretical imagination and conceptual invention fosters an interpretive approach and an ongoing critique that cannot reach any epistemic closure to define de-colonial meditations, hence, an opening up of new vistas of thought and new modes of critique informed by epistemic breaks from "empirical absolutism" that reduce Biko to an epistemic catalogue.