Graduate studies at Western
Philosophical Studies 142 (1):77 - 90 (2009)
|Abstract||There are four approaches to analyzing the concept of a priori knowledge. The primary target of the reductive approach is the concept of a priori justification. The primary target of the nonreductive approach is the concept of a priori knowledge. There are two approaches to analyzing each primary target. A theory-neutral approach provides an analysis that does not presuppose any general theory of knowledge or justification. A theory-laden approach provides an analysis that does presuppose some general theory of knowledge or justification (call it the background theory ). Those who embrace a theory-laden analysis incur a special burden: they must separate the features of their analysis that are constitutive of the a priori from those that are constitutive of the background theory. My goal is to illustrate how the failure to separate these features leads to erroneous conclusions about the nature of a priori knowledge.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Tuomas E. Tahko (2008). A New Definition of A Priori Knowledge: In Search of a Modal Basis. [REVIEW] Metaphysica 9 (2):57-68.
John Turri (2011). Contingent A Priori Knowledge. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 83 (2):327-344.
Pat Manfredi (2000). The Compatibility of a Priori Knowledge and Empirical Defeasibility: A Defense of a Modest a Priori. Southern Journal of Philosophy 38 (S1):179-189.
Albert Casullo (2007). Testimony and A Priori Knowledge. Episteme 4 (3):322-334.
Hamid Vahid (1999). A Priori Knowledge, Experience and Defeasibility. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 7 (2):173 – 188.
Tuomas E. Tahko (2011). A Priori and A Posteriori: A Bootstrapping Relationship. [REVIEW] Metaphysica 12 (2):151-164.
Albert Casullo (2003). A Priori Justification. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads88 ( #10,139 of 739,509 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #37,337 of 739,509 )
How can I increase my downloads?