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

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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”.

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Padovani, F. Relativizing the relativized a priori: Reichenbach’s axioms of coordination divided. Synthese 181, 41–62 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-009-9590-0

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Keywords

  • Relativized a priori
  • Axioms of coordination
  • Probability
  • Causality
  • Reichenbach
  • Cassirer
  • Friedman