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Single Idea 20472

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / A. A Priori Knowledge / 4. A Priori as Necessities]

Full Idea

There is reason to view non-epistemic analyses of a priori knowledge (in terms of necessity or analyticity) with suspicion. The a priori concerns justification. Analysis by necessity or analyticity concerns the proposition rather than the justification.

Gist of Idea

Analysis of the a priori by necessity or analyticity addresses the proposition, not the justification


Albert Casullo (A Priori Knowledge [2002], 2.1)

Book Reference

'Oxford Handbook of Epistemology', ed/tr. Moser, Paul K. [OUP 2002], p.99

A Reaction

[compressed] The fact that the a priori is entirely a mode of justification, rather than a type of truth, is the modern view, influenced by Kripke. Given that assumption, this is a good objection.

Related Idea

Idea 20471 Epistemic a priori conditions concern either the source, defeasibility or strength [Casullo]