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  • a priori knowledge — ▪ philosophy       in Western philosophy since the time of Immanuel Kant, knowledge that is independent of all particular experiences, as opposed to a posteriori knowledge, which derives from experience alone. The Latin phrases a priori (“from… …   Universalium

  • Knowledge — • Knowledge, being a primitive fact of consciousness, cannot, strictly speaking, be defined; but the direct and spontaneous consciousness of knowing may be made clearer by pointing out its essential and distinctive characteristics Catholic… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Knowledge — is defined (Oxford English Dictionary) variously as (i) expertise, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject, (ii) what is known in a particular field or in total;… …   Wikipedia

  • Knowledge Grid — The Knowledge Grid is a software system based on a set of services for knowledge discovery on the Grid. The main goal is to enable the collaboration of scientists and professionals that must mine data stored in different research centers as well… …   Wikipedia

  • a posteriori knowledge —       knowledge derived from experience, as opposed to a priori knowledge (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • A priori and a posteriori (philosophy) — A priori redirects here. For other uses, see A priori. : A posteriori redirects here. For the Enigma album, see A Posteriori. The terms a priori and a posteriori are used in philosophy primarily to distinguish between two different types of… …   Wikipedia

  • A priori (statistics) — In statistics, a priori knowledge refers to prior knowledge about a population, rather than that estimated by recent observation. It is common in Bayesian inference to make inferences conditional upon this knowledge, and the integration of a… …   Wikipedia

  • A priori — Die lateinische Redewendung a priori (lat. „vom Früheren her“), welche von Aristoteles noch als vorausgehende Seinsursache verstanden wurde, bezeichnet ab Descartes das, was als Bedingung und Grundlage des Wissens von der Erfahrung als solcher… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • a priori — Der Ausdruck a priori (lat. „vom Früheren her“) bezeichnet in der Philosophie eine epistemische Eigenschaft an Urteilen: Urteile a priori können ohne Basis in der Erfahrung gefällt werden und folgen schon aus deren Bedingungen. Im Gegensatz… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • a priori/a posteriori — A contrast first between propositions. A proposition is knowable a priori if it can be known without experience of the specific course of events in the actual world. It may, however, be allowed that some experience is required to acquire the… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Leibniz: truth, knowledge and metaphysics — Nicholas Jolley Leibniz is in important respects the exception among the great philosophers of the seventeenth century. The major thinkers of the period characteristically proclaim the need to reject the philosophical tradition; in their… …   History of philosophy