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e pi steem

  • n  the body of ideas that determine the knowledge that is intellectually certain at any particular time

  • Marxism "interested me but left me dissatisfied," he recalls; Marx himself was, after all, a product of the 19th century episteme.
  • Foucault calls this framework an episteme, from the Greek word for science or knowledge.

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