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Explaining the A Priori: The Programme of Moderate Rationalism

Christopher Peacocke

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/10.1093/0199241279.003.0011
   Explaining the A Priori: The Programme of Moderate Rationalism

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Christopher Peacocke investigates the question of how we should conceive of the relations between understanding and the a priori, thereby forming the basis on which the dispute between meaning‐based and non‐meaning‐based approaches to explanations of the possibility of a priori propositions could be settled. To this end, Peacocke suggests a programme for moderate rationalists.

Keywords: a priori; moderate rationalism; Christopher Peacocke; understanding

Chapter.  15920 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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