Meaning of APRIORISM in English

ˌ ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ˈōrˌizəm, -ˈȯˌri- noun

( -s )

Etymology: probably translation of Dutch apriorisme

1. : belief in a priori principles or reasoning ; specifically : the doctrine that knowledge rests upon principles that are self-evident to reason or are presupposed by experience in general


a. : an a priori principle : assumption

b. : an example of a priori reasoning

c. : a statement that makes evident a belief in a priori principles

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