Ad astra per alia porci (paulistano) wrote in linguaphiles,
Ad astra per alia porci

Episteme vs Discourse

So, I'm writing a paper where I'm trying to account for the differences in the histories of the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs between Spanish and Nahua/Aztec/Mexica writers. One aspect of my argument is how the writers were influenced by their cultural upbringing and perspective. Does this refer to their discourse, or their episteme? I know they're related concepts, but I'm having trouble differentiating them. Can anyone give a concise explanation? I looked on Wikipedia, but it wasn't really helpful since it doesn't compare the two terms.

Thanks for your help!

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