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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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Apriority and Existence

Apriority and Existence

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(p.197) 9 Apriority and Existence
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New Essays on the A Priori
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Stephen Yablo (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199241279.003.0009

Stephen Yablo, rejecting meaning‐based approaches to apriority explanation, explores the suggestion that the apriority of existence claims within the abstract sciences might be attributable to their metaphorical nature. To this end, Yablo argues that the abstract sciences show that the theory of understanding is not the only epistemological resource open to defenders of the a priori.

Keywords:   abstract sciences, apriority, explanation, metaphor, understanding, Stephen Yablo

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