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French to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Philosophy
French term or phrase:épistémie
From an essay on the politics of knowledge:
" “Le malade ne peut parler que dans le code qui lui est fourni par l’hôpital”. Et le citoyen que dans le code construit en dehors de lui par l’appareil étatique, l’industrie médiatique ou *l’épistémie* des sciences sociales."
This word shows up all over the internet on English-languate sites, but I have never heard it before and it is used in ways that seem odd or highly specialized to me. Is the French more current in a philosophical context, and if so, can you think of an English equivalent? I thought of episteme at first, Foucault's term, but that does not seem to be quite the same thing.
Thanks for your suggestions so far, which seem to confirm my original hunch. I just wonder why the author didn't use epistème himself. Here's another sentence in the text using the term:
"Comment concevoir cette nouvelle épistémie et cette nouvelle politique qui instaurent une puissance intellectuelle là où oeuvrent habituellement des mécanismes de déconsidération et d'infériorisation ?"
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Explanation: The escape from the cave into sunlight represented the progress of the soul from the illusions of the senses to the world of reality, or epistemy. ...
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Math Phobia and Homophobia: Two Sides of the Same Coin?- [ Traduire cette page ]Fundamental to this epistemy (way of knowing) is the notion that there is not just one epistemy, but that there are epistemies — many ways of knowing. ... www.uta.edu/psychology/faculty/levine/sunserv6.htm - 27k -
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Explanation: The study of what is meant by "knowledge". What does it mean to "know" something as opposed to merely having an opinion. This issue has been at the core of Western philosophy since before Socrates, since, until it has been answered, all other questions become unsolvable.