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, Volume 181, Issue 1, pp 41–62 | Cite as

Relativizing the relativized a priori: Reichenbach’s axioms of coordination divided

  • Flavia Padovani
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Abstract

In recent years, Reichenbach’s 1920 conception of the principles of coordination has attracted increased attention after Michael Friedman’s attempt to revive Reichenbach’s idea of a “relativized a priori”. This paper follows the origin and development of this idea in the framework of Reichenbach’s distinction between the axioms of coordination and the axioms of connection. It suggests a further differentiation among the coordinating axioms and accordingly proposes a different account of Reichenbach’s “relativized a priori”.

Keywords

Relativized a priori Axioms of coordination Probability Causality Reichenbach Cassirer Friedman 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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