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Implicit Definition and the A Priori

Bob Hale and Crispin Wright

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/10.1093/0199241279.003.0012
   Implicit Definition and the A Priori

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Bob Hale and Crispin Wright hold a meaning‐based approach to the explanation of a priori propositions. In their contribution, they develop the model of implicit definition, also suggested by Boghossian in this collection, and in particular, investigate its explanatory potential with regard to some cases of a priori knowledge.

Keywords: a priori knowledge; explanation; Bob Hale; implicit definition; Crispin Wright

Chapter.  18146 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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