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Word of the Month ~ Epistemology February 5, 2018

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[ɪˌpɪstɪˈmɒlədʒi, ɛˌpɪstɪˈmɒlədʒi]

  1. the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope, and the distinction between justified belief and opinion.

Standpoint Epistemology

Episteme = knowledge / science Epistemology – knowledge production Standpoint epistemology is a framework for producing knowledge from the point of view of the person doing the research.


Word of the Month ~ Dialectic

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  1. the art of investigating or discussing the truth of opinions.
    synonyms: reasoning · argumentation · contention · logic · discussion · debate ·

  2. enquiry into metaphysical contradictions and their solutions.
  1. relating to dialectic or dialectics; dialectical.
    synonyms: rational · rationalistic · logical · analytical · disputatious · dialectical ·


  1. relating to the logical discussion of ideas and opinions:
    “dialectical ingenuity”
    synonyms: rational · rationalistic · logical · analytical · disputatious · dialectical ·

  2. concerned with or acting through opposing forces:
    “a dialectical opposition between social convention and individual libertarianism”

Word of the Month – aphorism

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  1. a pithy observation which contains a general truth.
    “the old aphorism ‘the child is father to the man’” ·

    synonyms: proverb · maxim · aphorism · axiom · adage · saw · tag · motto · precept · epigram · epigraph · dictum · gnome · pearl of wisdom · expression · phrase · formula · slogan ·

    • a concise statement of a scientific principle, typically by a classical author.
      “the opening sentence of the first aphorism of Hippocrates”

Word of the Month ~ parsimonious December 5, 2017

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adjective: parsimonious
  1. very unwilling to spend money or use resources.
    “even the parsimonious Joe paid for drinks all round”
    synonyms: mean, miserly, niggardly, close-fisted, penny-pinching, cheese-paring, ungenerous, penurious, illiberal, close, grasping, Scrooge-like, stinting, sparing, frugal; Occam’s Razor

Word of the Month November 17, 2017

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I haven’t posted in a while, so here are a few words I have come across lately which got my attention:

perturbable/ perturb. v. late 14c., from Old French perturber “disturb, confuse” (14c.) and directly from Latin perturbare “to confuse, disorder, disturb,” especially of states of the mind, from per- “through” (see per) + turbare “disturb, confuse,” from turba “turmoil, crowd” (see turbid). Related: Perturbed; perturbing

noun: profundity
  1. great depth of insight or knowledge.
    “the simplicity and profundity of the message”
    synonyms: wisdom, (deep) insight, intelligence, sagacity, acuity, depth, profoundness, perceptiveness, penetration, perception, percipience, perspicuity, discernment, thoughtfulness;

    “the simplicity and profundity of the message”
    • great depth or intensity of a state, quality, or emotion.
      “the profundity of her misery”
      synonyms: intensity, depth, extremity, severity, keenness, profoundness, strength

      “the profundity of her misery”
    • a statement or idea that shows great knowledge or insight.
      plural noun: profundities
      “such well-articulated profundities as ‘You’re some kinda woman.’”

Word of the month – August 2012 August 11, 2012

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Impossible to subdue or defeat: “indomitable spirit”.
invincible – tameless

Word of the Month – July 2012 July 11, 2012

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noun: perspicacity
  1. the quality of having a ready insight into things; shrewdness.
    “the perspicacity of her remarks”



     [pur-spi-key-shuh s]


    having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning:

    to exhibit perspicacious judgment.


    Archaic. having keen vision.

per·spi·cac·i·ty  (pûrsp-ks-t)


Acuteness of perception, discernment, or understanding.
Noun 1. perspicacity - intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)perspicacity– intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)

business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business – the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; “computers are now widely used in business”
intelligence – the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness, craft – shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
insightfulness, acumen – shrewdness shown by keen insight
knowingness – shrewdness demonstrated by knowledge
street smarts – a shrewd ability to survive in a dangerous urban environment
2. perspicacity– the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions

trait – a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
objectiveness, objectivity – judgment based on observable phenomena and uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices
subjectiveness, subjectivity – judgment based on individual personal impressions and feelings and opinions rather than external facts