- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

Awareness or understanding of a condition, act, fact, or truth.

Longer explanation

There are statements of personal opinion or speculation for which you don't need to be right, for example, ‘I think I'll be reincarnated when I die’. There are also statements of faith that don't need to be justified, for example, ‘I believe ...

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