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The A Priori in Philosophy

Author: Albert Casullo; Joshua C Thurow
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For centuries philosophers have attached much importance to a priori knowledge, but recent work in epistemology and experimental philosophy has questioned this. Leading philosophers discuss explanations of the a priori, challenges to its existence, the status of intuition, and the justification of belief-topics at the centre of current debate.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Casullo; Joshua C Thurow
ISBN: 9780199695331 0199695334
OCLC Number: 864999433
Description: 315 p.
Contents: Introduction ; SECTION I: INTUITIONS, EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY, AND THE A PRIO ; 1. Philosophical Naturalism and Intuitional Methodology ; 2. Experimental Philosophy and Apriority ; 3. The Implicit Conception and Intuition Theory of the a Priori, with Implications for Experimental Philosophy ; 4. The Prospects for an Experimentalist Rationalism, or Why It's Ok if the A Priori Is Only 99. 44 Percent Empirically Pure ; SECTION II: THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF THE A PRIORI 5. On the Armchair Justification of Conceptually Grounded Necessary Truths ; Concepts, Teleology, and Rational Revision ; 7. A Priori Testimony Revisited 8. Intuitions and Foundations: The Relevance of Moore and Wittgenstein ; SECTION III: SKEPTICISM AND THE A PRIORI ; 9. Skepticism, Reason and Reidianis ; 10. A Priori Bootstrapping ; SECTION IV: CHALLENGES TO THE A PRIORI ; 11. Articulating the A Priori --
A Posteriori Distinction ; 12. Naturalistic Challenges to the A Priori ; 13. How Deep is the Distinction between A Priori and A Posteriori Knowledge?

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