Title

Recent rationalism: A survey and evaluation of contemporary theories of the a priori

Date of Award

2002

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

First Committee Member

Edward Erwin, Committee Chair

Abstract

Recent theories of the a priori were explained, evaluated and rejected. The author then discussed the ramifications of this with respect to the questions of the nature of a priori justification and intuition, justification versus metajustification and skepticism about the a priori. It was concluded that intuition is inevitable in a theory of the a priori, that the concept of intuition is not hopelessly unclear, that justification does not require metajustification, and that while a metajustification of the a priori may not be possible, this does not entail skepticism.

Keywords

Philosophy

Link to Full Text

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