Herder is presented as judging each epoch within its own context, denying that there could be any privileged position from which one could make claims about progress or history as a whole, while Fichte is presented as holding just such a grand apriorist
So, in the end, for the author informal logic means something like meta-argument, an alternative to the meta-theorizing that has long been built up within formalist or, as he calls them, "apriorist
" schools of logic.
(4) Claiming that his version of mathematical naturalism is a more sophisticated and comprehensive version of empiricism than the one usually associated with the name of John Stuart Mill, he maintains that only an overweening and misbegotten desire for an apriorist
epistemology has induced modern philosophers of mathematics to reject empiricism as hopelessly simplistic and not a viable alternative to foundationalism.
Friedman broke with his Chicago mentors in undermining Knight's uncertainty-based defence of laissez-faire with his expected utility hypothesis and with his positivist program that eliminated (at least superficially) the apriorist
and deductive logic foundation of the older rationalisation.
Hookway is careful to show that Peirce does not fall into an apriorist
or transcendentalist metaphysical outlook.
In seeking an adequate theory of history, Lonergan was opposed both to Hegel's idealist understanding, which he saw as too "apriorist
," and to Marx's reaction to Hegel.
He used it as an important basis, although of course not the only one, on which to build his apriorist interpretation of Galileo's work and the scientific revolution in general.
(7) Here we have, succinctly stated, Koyre's apriorist, mathematicist, and Platonist account of the ship's mast experiment, of Galileo, and of the scientific revolution.
(with regard to logic) will construe formal laws as a priori; a neutral person will leave their status (as a priori, a posteriori or neither) an open question.
He renders the difference as follows: "an apriorism of the intellectual light (lumen intellectuale) as a formal a priori of the subject in Aquinas, and the apriorism of an idea objectively existing in itself in Augustine." (61) Rahner here treats both Augustine and Aquinas as apriorists
. Augustine's apriorism is a static idealism, while Aquinas's is a dynamic thinking beyond idealism.
The majority of economic methodologists are apriorists
, but there are exceptions.
are those rationalist philosophers such as Descartes and Leibnitz who discovered the 'knowing subject' (Cogito ergo sum), and 'who believed that the general nature of the world could be established by wholly non-empirical demonstrative reasoning' (Bullock and Stallybrass 1981: 32).