Frege on Apriority

Tyler Burge

in New Essays on the A Priori

Published in print October 2000 | ISBN: 9780199241279
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597107 | DOI:
   Frege on Apriority

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In his contribution, Burge contrasts the use Kant and Frege make of the a priori in their work. Burge argues that for Kant, the conscious states of pure intuition are states that entitle a subject to make judgements of geometrical principles and provide a justification that is independent of perceptual experience. This conception Burge contrasts with Frege's philosophical explication of the a priori in The Foundation of Arithmetic.

Keywords: a priori; Tyler Burge; geometry; Gottlob Frege; Kant; The Foundations of Arithmetic

Chapter.  16910 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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