Lars Bergström: Quine and the a priori. Many philosophers believe that W.V. Quine says or implies that there is no a priori knowledge. It is argued here, on the contrary, that there is indeed a priori justification and that this claim is quite consistent with Quine’s philosophy. Quine’s views on analyticity are also explained and a Quinean notion of analyticity is proposed. The question of whether a posteriori justification and epistemological coherentism is justified a priori is also discussed. A priori and a posteriori justification are not mutually exclusive.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Arts and Humanities(all)
- A priori truths
- Naturalized epistemology