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Stipulation, Meaning, and Apriority

Paul Horwich

in New Essays on the A Priori

Published in print October 2000 | ISBN: 9780199241279
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597107 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199241279.003.0007
   Stipulation, Meaning, and Apriority

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Paul Horwich attacks meaning‐based approaches to a priori justification and puts forward a view that explains apriority in terms of innateness and psychological indispensability. He concludes that while our practice of designating certain basic a priori beliefs as justified cannot be given epistemic support, it can be described and explained.

Keywords: a priori justification; Paul Horwich; innateness; psychological indispensability

Chapter.  9457 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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