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adjective & adverb
- And, as seen earlier in connection with his ‘logic’, his concepts of demonstration and proof straddle the a priori / a posteriori distinction.
- Historically the a priori / a posteriori distinction has been closely associated with that between the innate and the learned.
- This conclusion is not, however, a complete vindication of his early scepticism: for the a priori / empirical distinction, which he sought to bring down as well, is both defensible and worth defending.
- In the absence of a clear characterization of the a priori / a posteriori distinction, it is by no means obvious what is being asserted or what is being denied.
- So, we will have to make a priori assumptions.
- I'm not suggesting we make a priori assumptions about them with everything, but what I am saying is that the ways they seek to accomplish their goals are often contrary to what the organization stands for.
- The goal is to make a priori statements about the adversary's behavior which will include all kinds of adversaries, even those never seen.
- I argue that an ethical critique is implicit in his objections to any attempt to speak a priori about language and thought.
- This much of the theory's content can be specified, so to speak, a priori, before taking physical contingencies into account.
- ‘It is difficult to conclude a priori that teeth which spontaneously pit are stronger teeth.’