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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: The study of knowledge, especially its nature, origin, limits, validity, etc.
From Greek episteme (knowledge) + -logy (study). Earliest documented use: 1847.
“Freud’s misogyny, his reification of Victorian shibboleth, his because-I-said-so epistemology -- all of these have been justly relegated to the dustbin of psychology.”
Gary Greenberg; The War on Unhappiness; Harper’s (New York); Sep 2010.
“A professor of philosophy, Teddy, returns to London after six years in America to introduce his wife, Ruth, to his father, a butcher named Max, to his uncle Sam, a chauffeur, and to his brothers ... Teddy, a professional maker of meanings, insists, ‘I’m the one who can see. That’s why I can write my critical works.’ Ruth, however, has a physicality that overrides Teddy’s epistemology.”
John Lahr; Demolition Man; The New Yorker; Dec 24, 2007.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Everyday language is a part of the human organism and is no less complicated than it. -Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher (26 Apr 1889-1951)