Epistemic closure

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 10 20:38:31 UTC 2012

The excellent example persuades me further that the term's pundit meaning
is at least one step removed from its original significance in logic. It
sounds like "self-assured closed mindedness," as we used to say.

Just by uttering "epistemic closure,"  however, you can sound triple hip in
some circles, even if you have only a vague idea of what it means. Try it!

Cf. "parse" and "real time," previously discussed.


On Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 1:42 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 8:53 AM, Jonathan Lighter
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> > "...as a logician would."
> Too late, Jon. Having suffered a myocardial infarction, am sending
> this from my hospital bed :-)
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