Hi Stephen P. King
The a priori are simply assumptions made before
performing a deduction which would be impossible to do
without the assumptions. An example would be that arithmetic
If you can do without an a priori, you could be a celebrated
theorist, if even that word is the proper one.
[Roger Clough], [rclo...@verizon.net]
"Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen
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From: Stephen P. King
Time: 2012-12-15, 13:29:21
Subject: Re: the truth of science and the truth of religion
On 12/15/2012 12:59 PM, Roger Clough wrote:
Hi Stephen P. King -
I believe with Kant that conciousness has structure (the categories)
or else we could not know anything. These categories are ontological,
not mental, and so are a priori.
This is where I think that Kant is wrong. To claim an a priori to be
absolute is to reduce all minds to a singular solipsism confined to an absolute
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