Apriority and Existence

Stephen Yablo

in New Essays on the A Priori

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

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Stephen Yablo, rejecting meaning‐based approaches to apriority explanation, explores the suggestion that the apriority of existence claims within the abstract sciences might be attributable to their metaphorical nature. To this end, Yablo argues that the abstract sciences show that the theory of understanding is not the only epistemological resource open to defenders of the a priori.

Keywords: abstract sciences; apriority; explanation; metaphor; understanding; Stephen Yablo

Chapter.  15290 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Metaphysics

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