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Single Idea 3349

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / A. A Priori Knowledge / 5. A Priori Synthetic]

Full Idea

Assume that we know to be true propositions of the form 'There are exactly x prime numbers between y and z', and synthetic a priori truths about Platonic objects are delivered to us on a silver platter.

Gist of Idea

If we know truths about prime numbers, we seem to have synthetic a priori knowledge of Platonic objects


Josť A. Benardete (Metaphysics: the logical approach [1989], Ch.18)

Book Reference

Benardete,Josť A.: 'Metaphysics: The Logical Approach' [OUP 1989], p.139