The traditional conception of the a priori
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- Jenkins, C.S.I. & Kasaki, M. Synthese (2015) 192: 2725. doi:10.1007/s11229-013-0394-x
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In this paper, we explore the traditional conception of a prioricity as epistemic independence of evidence from sense experience. We investigate the fortunes of the traditional conception in the light of recent challenges by Timothy Williamson. We contend that Williamson’s arguments can be resisted in various ways. En route, we argue that Williamson’s views are not as distant from tradition (in particular, from Kant) as they might seem at first glance.