apriorism

noun apri·o·rism \ -ˈȯˌri- \

Definition of apriorism

plural -s
1 : belief in a priori principles or reasoning; specifically : the doctrine that knowledge rests upon principles that are self-evident to reason or are presupposed by experience in general
2 a : an a priori principle : assumption
b : an example of a priori reasoning
c : a statement that makes evident a belief in a priori principles

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Origin and Etymology of apriorism

probably translation of Dutch apriorisme


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