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[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 1. Philosophy]

Full Idea

My conviction is that philosophy is a priori if it is anything.


Meaning it comes from thinking, not from experience

Gist of Idea

Philosophy is a priori if it is anything


Laurence Bonjour (In Defence of Pure Reason [1998], Pref)

Book Reference

Bonjour,Laurence: 'In Defense of Pure Reason' [CUP 1998], p.-4

A Reaction

How about knowledge of a posteriori necessities, such as the length of a metre, known by observation of the standard metre in Paris?