The a priori is the category of knowledge that is supposed to be independent of experience the contributors offer a variety of approaches to the a priori and examine its role in different areas of philosophical inquiry the editors introduction offers an ideal way into the discussions. New essays on the a priori book read reviews from worlds largest community for readers a stellar line up of leading philosophers from around the world. This collection of newly commissioned essays edited by nyu philosophers paul boghossian and christopher peacocke resumes the current surge of interest in the proper explication of the notion of a priori the authors discuss the relations of the a priori to the notions of definition meaning justification and ontology explore how the concept figured historically in the philosophies of . 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 will have a substantial influence on later work in this area. It consists of seventeen new essays on the a priori by some of the most dis tinguished philosophers going about together with an editorial introduction by tw o of these philosophers
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