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New Essays on the A Priori$
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Paul Boghossian and Christopher Peacocke

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780199241279

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199241279.001.0001

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Naturalism and the A Priori

Naturalism and the A Priori

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(p.92) 5 Naturalism and the A Priori
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New Essays on the A Priori
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Penelope Maddy (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199241279.003.0005

Penelope Maddy investigates the concept of the a priori in the context of contemporary scientific naturalism, arguing that a naturalistic account of the growth of scientific knowledge refutes the suggestion that there are a priori truths. Maddy notes the importance of Kant's conception of the a priori to her naturalism, and works out the differences and similarities between Quine's and her (Quinean) naturalism.

Keywords:   a priori, Kant, naturalism, Penelope Maddy, Quine, scientific knowledge, scientific naturalism

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