|A priori: something that we can know without prior (empirical) investigation. Is the inventory of a priori certainties purely logical? Is a priori knowledge always necessary?_____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Arthur Schopenhauer on A priori - Dictionary of Arguments
Korfmacher Schopenhauer zur Einführung Hamburg 1994
A priori knowledge/Schopenhauer: 1 Law of inertia: every change needs a cause. - 2 Law of Perseverance: matter is eternal. - Matter: is mere imagination. - On the other hand, the brain is a product of matter. - Solution: metaphysics. The organism is not just an idea, but something else. >Metaphysics._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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