Contingent A Priori Knowledge

Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 83 (2):327-344 (2010)
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Abstract

I argue that you can have a priori knowledge of propositions that neither are nor appear necessarily true. You can know a priori contingent propositions that you recognize as such. This overturns a standard view in contemporary epistemology and the traditional view of the a priori, which restrict a priori knowledge to necessary truths, or at least to truths that appear necessary

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John Turri
University of Waterloo

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