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12. Knowledge Sources / A. A Priori Knowledge / 6. A Priori from Reason

[a priori knowledge as the produce of pure reason]

7 ideas
To achieve pure knowledge, we must get rid of the body and contemplate things with the soul [Plato]
I aim to find the principles and causes of everything, using the seeds within my mind [Descartes]
Reason contains within itself certain underived concepts and principles [Kant]
In long mathematical proofs we can't remember the original a priori basis [Kitcher]
Understanding needs a priori commitment [Horwich]
Lots of propositions are default reasonable, but the a priori ones are empirically indefeasible [Field,H]
Aristotelians dislike the idea of a priori judgements from pure reason [Mares]