A Priori
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Series: Central Problems of Philosophy
Author(s): Edwin Mares  
ISBN: 1844652858
ISBN-13: 9781844652853
Publication Date: 27 Oct 2011
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback
Published Price: £14.99
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In recent years many influential philosophers have advocated that philosophy is an a priori science. Yet very few epistemology textbooks discuss a priori knowledge at any length, focusing instead on empirical knowledge and empirical justification. As a priori knowledge has moved centre stage, the literature remains either too technical or too out of date to make up a reasonable component of an undergraduate course. Edwin Mares book aims to rectify this. The book seeks to make accessible to students the standard topics and current debates within a priori knowledge, including necessity and certainty, rationalism, empiricism and analyticity, Quine’s attack on the a priori, Kantianism, Aristotelianism, mathematical knowledge, moral knowledge, logical knowledge and philosophical knowledge.

Edwin Mares is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His books include Realism and Anti-Realism (Acumen, 2007).

1. Introduction
2. Necessity and Certainty
3. Rationalism and Self-Evidence
4. Nativism
5. Analyticity
6. Radical Empiricism
7. Kantianism
8. Aristotelianism
9. Moral Knowledge
10. Logical Knowledge
11. Mathematical Knowledge
12. Modality
13. Scorecard

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