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What is a priori knowledge?

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7/28/2012 12:58:22 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
The Fool: I know that many people have a hard time grasping what a priori knowledge is. But I think I have a Good way to explain it. Here it goes.

If objects can be presented to us immediately in physical perception. And then we have to ability to analyses them in our mind. Aka break it down, into its pieces. This ability is already innate in our operating system of cognition.

For example we have two eyes which take in two pictures, but we mostly experience them as one complete in-depth picture. That is there is an immediate and involuntary operation which binds aka Synthetizes them into one. These sub-conscious rules of operation is what Kant is calling a priory. Because they are already happening without us being aware of them. And so even though it's through abstract intuition (inner experience) that we derive logic/math/geometric, rules. They are a priori in the sense that they are already implicit in the operating system to form in the cognitions that we do.. Aka processing.

Straight from the Hill!
"The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant's existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. These stages are not merely differentiated; they supplant one another as being incompatible with one another." G. W. F. HEGEL
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7/28/2012 4:47:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
*just a really important concept in philosophy you don't want to miss*
"The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant's existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. These stages are not merely differentiated; they supplant one another as being incompatible with one another." G. W. F. HEGEL
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7/28/2012 4:48:36 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
oops
"The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant's existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. These stages are not merely differentiated; they supplant one another as being incompatible with one another." G. W. F. HEGEL