more from Roy Sorensen

Single Idea 9130

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / A. A Priori Knowledge / 1. Nature of the A Priori]

Full Idea

Every attribution of apriority to a proposition is tacitly an attribution of a cognitive ability to some thinker.

Gist of Idea

Attributing apriority to a proposition is attributing a cognitive ability to someone


Roy Sorensen (Vagueness and Contradiction [2001], 6.3)

Book Reference

Sorensen,Roy: 'Vagueness and Contradiction' [OUP 2004], p.100

A Reaction

The ability would include a range of background knowledge, as well as a sheer power of intellect. If you know all of Euclid's theorems, you will spot facts about geometrical figues quicker than me. His point is important.