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12. Knowledge Sources / A. A Priori Knowledge / 1. Nature of the A Priori

[nature of knowledge acquired by pure thought]

17 ideas
The notion of a priori truth is absent in Aristotle [Politis on Aristotle]
A priori knowledge is limited to objects of possible experience [Jolley on Kant]
A priori knowledge occurs absolutely independently of all experience [Kant]
One sort of a priori knowledge just analyses given concepts, but another ventures further [Kant]
For Frege a priori knowledge derives from general principles, so numbers can't be primitive [Frege]
Kripke has breathed new life into the a priori/a posteriori distinction [Lowe on Kripke]
Rather than 'a priori truth', it is best to stick to whether some person knows it on a priori evidence [Kripke]
A priori truths can be known independently of experience - but they don't have to be [Kripke]
Long arithmetic calculations show the a priori can be fallible [Jackson]
Is apriority predicated mainly of truths and proofs, or of human cognition? [Burge]
Kant's shift of view enables us to see a priority in terms of mental capacity, not truth and propositions [Burge]
A priori knowledge comes from available a priori warrants that produce truth [Kitcher]
A priori belief is not necessarily a priori justification, or a priori knowledge [Horwich]
The clearest a priori knowledge is proving non-existence through contradiction [Benardete,JA]
It is propositional attitudes which can be a priori, not the propositions themselves [Sorensen]
Attributing apriority to a proposition is attributing a cognitive ability to someone [Sorensen]
'A priori' does not concern how you learn a proposition, but how you show whether it is true or false [Baggini /Fosl]