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apriorism

[ey-prahy-awr-iz-uh m, -ohr-, ey-pree-, ah-pree-]
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noun Philosophy.
  1. belief in, or reliance upon, a priori reasoning, arguments, or principles.
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Origin of apriorism

1870–75; probably translation of Dutch apriorisme. See a priori, -ism
Related formsa·pri·or·ist, nouna·pri·o·ris·tic [ey-prahy-uh-ris-tik] /eɪˌpraɪ əˈrɪs tɪk/, adjectivea·pri·o·ris·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for apriorism

Historical Examples

  • But does it follow from the failure of empiricism that apriorism is true?

    Pragmatism

    D.L. Murray

  • Moreover, apriorism has not escaped from the empirical doubt about the future.

    Pragmatism

    D.L. Murray

  • If a third explanation can be thought of, it will not follow that apriorism is true.

    Pragmatism

    D.L. Murray

  • Apriorism and skepticism define the great difference in the attitude toward the witness.

  • Empiricism has never succeeded in accounting for this apriorism and necessity.


British Dictionary definitions for apriorism

apriorism

noun
  1. the philosophical doctrine that there may be genuine knowledge independent of experienceCompare rationalism (def. 2), sensationalism (def. 3)
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