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New Essays on the A Priori

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The topics of a priori knowledge and a priori justification have long played a prominent part in epistemology and the theory of meaning. Recently there has been a surge of interest in the proper explication of these notions. These newly commissioned essays, by a distinguished, international group of philosophers, is likely to have a substantial influence on later work in this area. They discuss the relations of the a priori to meaning, justification, definition and ontology; they consider the role of the notion in Leibniz, Kant, Frege and Wittgenstein; and they address its role in recent discussions in the philosophy of mind. Particular attention is also paid to the a priori in logic, science and mathematics. The authors exhibit a wide variety of approaches, some remaining sceptical of the notion itself, some proposing that it receive a non-factualist treatment, and others proposing novel ways of explicating and defending it. The editors' Introduction provides a helpful route into the issues.
Release date NZ
October 26th, 2000
Contributors
Edited by Christopher Peacocke Edited by Paul Boghossian
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
490
Dimensions
164x242x30
ISBN-13
9780199241262
Product ID
2248168

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