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a priori

Deduced from first principles; in the first instance; without prior knowledge
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Thus, for example, a case for naturalism cannot employ genuine a priori justification or knowledge.
Such observations will illuminate essential characteristics of NC that seem to be a priori in character, and thus must be naturalizable for NC to avoid self-refutation.
The paradoxes of Kant's philosophy remain a constant reference point in Dufrenne's rethinking of the a priori. Part 1 examines the a priori not as the constitutive action of an objectifying subject but as a structure immanent in the object (45).
Over the book's six chapters, Cassam applies multi-levels responses to the questions of how the following are possible: knowledge (3); knowledge of the external world (4; Chapters 1-4); perceptual knowledge (6; Chapters 1-4); knowledge of other minds (155; Chapter 5); a priori knowledge (188; Chapter 6).