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The Resource A priori knowledge : toward a phenomenological explanation, Tommaso Piazza, (electronic resource)

A priori knowledge : toward a phenomenological explanation, Tommaso Piazza, (electronic resource)

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A priori knowledge : toward a phenomenological explanation
Title
A priori knowledge
Title remainder
toward a phenomenological explanation
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Tommaso Piazza
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Language
eng
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1972-
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Piazza, Tommaso
LC call number
BD181.3
LC item number
.P53 2007eb
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ebrary, Inc
Series statement
Phenomenology & mind
Series volume
Bd. 10
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  • A priori
  • Phenomenology
  • Knowledge, Theory of
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The book sets out to analyse the notion of a priori justification and of a priori knowledge. The most influential explanations of the a priori within the contemporary analytic tradition are analysed. It is shown that the theories which group around the notion of implicit definition ultimately entail that the propositions which can be known a priori are to be analysed along conventionalist lines. It is argued that the notion of objective a priori knowledge requires a commitment to the existence of a faculty which is the source of and justifies that kind of knowledge. The existence and functioning of this faculty cannot be explained within a strictly naturalistic set of constraints. Attention to the phenomenology of justification (validation) both of observational and purportedly a priori statements however reveals that the naturalistic demands are based on an asymmetry thesis among perception (and credited genuine sources of justification) and rational insight which is false. Therefore it is argued that a corresponding symmetry thesis must be accepted, according to which rational insight should be regarded as a justification-conferring faculty. In the final part of the book it is argued that Husserl's conception of the analytic/synthetic distinction, and of concept constitution, allow for an objective interpretation both of analytic and synthetic a priori knowledge
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A priori knowledge : toward a phenomenological explanation, Tommaso Piazza, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-193)
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OCM1bookssj0000801518
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unknown
Extent
xxiii, 193 p.
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9783110325034
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000801518
Label
A priori knowledge : toward a phenomenological explanation, Tommaso Piazza, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-193)
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000801518
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxiii, 193 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9783110325034
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000801518

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