What does Kripke mean by "a priori?"

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Pierre Baumann


This paper argues that Kripke's claim that there are contingent a priori truths would be vitiated by a seemingly unorthodox understanding of the term "a priori".


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Baumann, P. (2011). What does Kripke mean by "a priori?". An Online Journal of Philosophy Diametros, (28), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.13153/diam.28.2011.433
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Pierre Baumann

dr Pierre Baumann
Department of Philosophy
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras


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