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[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 4. Foundationalism / d. Rational foundations]

Full Idea

A proposition will count as being justified a priori as long as no appeal to experience is needed for the proposition to be justified - once it is understood.

Gist of Idea

A priori justification requires understanding but no experience


Laurence Bonjour (In Defence of Pure Reason [1998], 1.2)

Book Reference

Bonjour,Laurence: 'In Defense of Pure Reason' [CUP 1998], p.10

A Reaction

Could you 'understand' that a square cannot be circular without appeal to experience? I'm losing faith in the pure a priori.