A priori

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
(rem extraneous {stub} tag)
m (A Priori moved to A priori: shouldn't be capped)
(2 intermediate revisions by one user not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
An ''A Priori'' argument is one that does not rely on evidence but rather on logic and reasoning. This means that an ''A Priori'' argument can never be proved wrong (as no evidence can be produced against it) but simultaneously it can never be proved right.
+
{{wikipedia|A priori and a posteriori}}
 +
An '''''a priori''''' argument is one that does not rely on evidence but rather on logic and reasoning. This means that an ''a priori'' argument can never be proved wrong (as no evidence can be produced against it) but simultaneously it can never be proved right.
  
''A Priori'' arguments are generally considered weaker than ''[[A Posteriori]]'' arguments.
+
''A priori'' arguments are generally considered weaker than ''[[a posteriori]]'' arguments.
  
 
{{philosophy-stub}}
 
{{philosophy-stub}}

Revision as of 03:05, 10 February 2011

Wikipedia-logo-en.png
For more information, see the Wikipedia article:

An a priori argument is one that does not rely on evidence but rather on logic and reasoning. This means that an a priori argument can never be proved wrong (as no evidence can be produced against it) but simultaneously it can never be proved right.

A priori arguments are generally considered weaker than a posteriori arguments.

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
wiki navigation
IronChariots.Org
Toolbox