A Theory of the a Priori

@inproceedings{Bealer1999ATO,
  title={A Theory of the a Priori},
  author={George Bealer},
  year={1999}
}
In the first half of the Twentieth Century many philosophers—for instance, many logical positivists—treated analyticity, necessary truth, and the a priori as equivalent. There are, however, convincing arguments showing that each of these equivalences fails. 1 An important corollary is that, even if (as Quineans hold) the notion of analyticity is suspect, it does not follow that modality and the a priori are suspect as well. In this paper I will assume that modality is acceptable. With that… CONTINUE READING

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