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Transcendental Philosophy and A Priori Knowledge: A Neo‐Kantian Perspective

Michael Friedman

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/10.1093/0199241279.003.0015
 Transcendental Philosophy and A Priori Knowledge: A Neo‐Kantian Perspective

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It seems that if a thinker in an argument arrives at an empirical conclusion, then some of the belief‐formation or reasoning principles she employs must be a priori if the reasoning is to be knowledgeable. Michael Friedman investigates the existence of empirically defeasible a priori warrants, focussing on the principles that are constitutive of the spatio‐temporal framework within which a particular scientific theory is formulated.

Keywords: a priori; a priori knowledge; Michael Friedman; Kantian; reasoning; scientific theory; spatio‐temporal framework; warrant

Chapter.  8735 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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