A Priori: A Brief Critical Survey

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September 8, 2011
Libertarian Papers
by Tibor R. Machan  
Posted in Commentary

"The issue of whether logic has an ontological base -- rests, ultimately, on the principles or nature of reality -- is constantly with us. In this paper I revisit it, drawing on a piece I wrote back in 1969, for the early incarnation of Reason magazine. I conclude that the Aristotelian idea that logic tracks reality is sound and those opposed—conventionalists, pragmatists, conceptualists, Kantians, et al.—have it wrong." [abstract -- full paper available as PDF or MS Word download] (09/04/11)


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