The problems with double-indexing accounts of the a priori

Philosophical Studies 118 (1-2):67-81 (2004)
Abstract
Inspired by two-dimensional modal logic, some have sought to provide analyses of the notion of the contingent a priori which identify the a priori with truths which have a necessary diagonal. I argue that these analyses fail insofar as they miss the crucial epistemic aspect of the a priori. Augmenting these analyses with specifically epistemic accounts might be possible, but the interest would then reside in these epistemic accounts of the a priori and not in the formal models.
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Michaelis Michael (2008). Implicit Ontological Commitment. Philosophical Studies 141 (1):43 - 61.
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