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a priori

Deduced from first principles; in the first instance; without prior knowledge
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Knowledge translation mandates "learning of the whole organisation." As a whole of organisation effort, it requires an environment that not only accepts the context sensitivity of knowledge and evidence but also denies one form of "knowledge and evidence" an a-priori greater authority over any other.
We thus report hereafter the definition of optimal order under a-priori assumptions.
The complexity breakdown required for the a-priori probability is shown in Table 7.
In the case of both Rene Descartes and Immanuel Kant, furthermore, the experience of the lived space of their own built environments had thrust Descartes into his discovery of coordinate geometry, and Kant into his discernment of synthetic - a-priori concepts.
(ii) Automatic a-priori selection of the necessary trial vectors without a simulation of the full system.
We observe that number of targets (which are not known a-priori) determine the value for [k.sub.2].
demostramos todo esto a-priori, es decir, haciendo brotar, como de un manantial de agua viva, raudales constantes de la propia e inmutable naturaleza de las cosas, los cuales, reunidos en un solo caudal, forman el universal artificio para organizar las escuelas generales".
In implementing the model, the researchers define a-priori per-protocol high and low enrichment criteria to be applied at the end of treatment and before the statistical analysis.
He surmised that simply hypothesizing formal relations would not be productive, so he chose to focus on a-priori principles instead.
allows us to transform metaphor, normally regarded as an empirical phenomenon, into an a-priori, ontological condition of experience." Chapter four continues this exploration of metaphor as a condition for experience by turning to the work of Heidegger, who connects being human (Dasein) with the disclosedness of the world (aletheia) and the "as-structure" of perception.