Apriorism

Apart from its popular meaning of dogmatism, apriorism is an alternative – though less common – term for rationalism in its philosophical senses; that is the views that there are a priori concepts, or substantive a priori truths, or both.

English

Alternative forms

  • a priorism

Etymology

From a priori +‎ -ism, after French apriorisme.

Noun

apriorism (countable and uncountableplural apriorisms)

  1. (philosophy) The idea that some knowledge of the physical world can be derived logically from general principles

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