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a priori

Deduced from first principles; in the first instance; without prior knowledge
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To be more precise, this and later allusions to the necessity/aprioricity confusion should be understood as just abbreviations for a general confusion between, on the one hand, the structure of metaphysical modal concepts and distinctions made thereof and, on the other, a similar structure in which the epistemic concept of aprioricity takes on the role played by the concept of necessity in the first structure.
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.