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New Essays on the a Priori by Paul Artin Boghossian
Book DescriptionThe topics of a priori knowledge and a priori justification have long played a prominent part in epistemology and the theory of meaning. Recently there has been a surge of interest in the proper explication of these notions. These newly commissioned essays, by a distinguished, international group of philosophers, will have a substantial influence on later work in this area. They discuss the relations of the a priori to meaning, justification, definition and ontology; they consider the role of the notion in Leibniz, Kant, Frege and Wittgenstein; and they address its role in recent discussions in the philosophy of mind. Particular attention is also paid to the a priori in logic, science and mathematics. The authors exhibit a wide variety of approaches, some remaining sceptical of the notion itself, some proposing that it receive a non-factualist treatment, and others proposing novel ways of explicating and defending it. The editors' Introduction provides a helpful route into the issues.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199241279
(234mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 26-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul Artin Boghossian
Content and Justification, Paperback (September 2008)
This volume presents a series of influential essays by Paul Boghossian on the theory of content and on its relation to the phenomenon of a priori knowledge. The essays are organized under four headings: the nature of content; content and self-knowledge; knowledge, content, and the a priori; and colour concepts.
Fear of Knowledge, Hardback (February 2006)
Relativist and constructivist conceptions of truth and knowledge have become orthodoxy in vast stretches of the academic world. This work examines such views and exposes their fundamental flaws.
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These commissioned essays by an international group of philosophers discuss the relations of the a priori to meaning, justification, definition and ontology. They consider the role of the notion in Leibniz, Kant, Frege and Wittgenstein and address its role in discussions in the philosophy of mind.
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