PREFERRED TERM
a priori and a posteriori  
DEFINITION
  • According to a distinction codified by Immanuel Kant and broadly agreed upon in contemporary epistemology, epistemically justified beliefs are divided into two kinds. Those that are a posteriori justified are justified by experience, most importantly by empirical observation using the five external senses. [Source: Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences; A Priori and a Posteriori]
BROADER CONCEPT
BELONGS TO GROUP
URI
https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/a_priori_and_a_posteriori
Download this concept: