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New Essays on the A Priori

Paul Boghossian and Christopher Peacocke


This collection of newly commissioned essays, edited by NYU philosophers Paul Boghossian and Christopher Peacocke, resumes the current surge of interest in the proper explication of the notion of a priori. The authors discuss the relations of the a priori to the notions of definition, meaning, justification, and ontology, explore how the concept figured historically in the philosophies of Leibniz, Kant, Frege, and Wittgenstein, and address its role in the contemporary philosophies of logic, mathematics, mind, and science. The editors’ Introduction familiarizes the reader with the issues that a ... More

Keywords: a priori, Paul Boghossian, definition, Frege, justification, Kant, Leibniz, logic, mathematics, meaning, mind, ontology, Christopher Peacocke, science, Wittgenstein

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780199241279
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199241279.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Boghossian, editor
New York University
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Christopher Peacocke, editor
New York University
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