Recent rationalism: A survey and evaluation of contemporary theories of the a priori
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
First Committee Member
Edward Erwin - Committee Chair
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.
Veber, Michael Lawrence, "Recent rationalism: A survey and evaluation of contemporary theories of the a priori" (2002). Dissertations from ProQuest. 1825.