I’m going to have to open a new category called new words/phrases and neologisms. We’ll start this off with this one from Julian Sanchez - Epistemic Closure.
“One of the more striking features of the contemporary conservative movement is the extent to which it has been moving toward epistemic closure.
This epistemic closure can be a source of solidarity and energy, but it also renders the conservative media ecosystem fragile. Think of the complete panic China’s rulers feel about any breaks in their Internet firewall: The more successfully external sources of information have been excluded to date, the more unpredictable the effects of a breach become.“
So, if “epistemology” is defined as:
The branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge, its presuppositions and foundations, and its extent and validity.
1. The act of closing or the state of being closed: closure of an incision.2. Something that closes or shuts.
3.a. A bringing to an end; a conclusion: finally brought the project to closure.b. A feeling of finality or resolution, especially after a traumatic experience