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.
- a priorism
From a priori + -ism, after French apriorisme.
apriorism (countable and uncountable, plural apriorisms)
- (philosophy) The idea that some knowledge of the physical world can be derived logically from general principles