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a priori

Deduced from first principles; in the first instance; without prior knowledge
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The second potential argument for Hegel's a priori account of nature is that it follows necessarily from the principles of his system.
The possibility of a priori knowledge is crucial to Cassam's project, given his claims 'that there are a priori enabling conditions for the acquisition of perceptual knowledge and knowledge of other minds' (194).
The proponent of a priori knowledge as rational insight into necessary traits of reality faces the problem of how a mind can come to knowledge of necessary traits of reality.