apri·​o·​rism | \ -ˈȯˌri- \
plural -s

Definition of apriorism

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
2a : 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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History and Etymology for apriorism

probably translation of Dutch apriorisme

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“Apriorism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apriorism. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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