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24.805 Topics in Theory of Knowledge: A Priori Knowledge | Linguistics and Philosophy

24.805 Topics in Theory of Knowledge: A Priori Knowledge | Linguistics and Philosophy

The seminar will explore the phenomenon of a priori knowledge. We'll consider some notable attempts to account for a priori knowledge in the history of philosophy (e.g., by Plato, Descartes, Hume, and Kant), some influential critiques of the notion; we will end by considering some contemporary approaches to the a priori.

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