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a priori

Deduced from first principles; in the first instance; without prior knowledge
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This general account or general explanation, to which I will also refer as "GE", states that we confuse two properties: necessity and aprioricity; of, at least, we take them to be extensionally equivalent.
Whatever force the aprioricity charge has in its spacetime substantivalist formulation carries over mutatis mutandis to the corresponding charge regarding the posited cosmic plenum.
Unfortunately, he doesn't specify what exactly it is that constrains the imagination so that its conclusions have aprioricity. His most extensive explanation of what can make imagination a priori is actually a series of comparisons and examples, not a set of criteria.