New Essays on the A Priori
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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 490 pages
  • 164 x 242 x 30mm | 849g
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0199241260
  • 9780199241262

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Helpful introduction ... The final paper to be considered, by Christopher Peacocke, is also the richest and most challenging ... truly essential reading for anyone with an interest in the a priori. * Mind *
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