<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Bealer (George) - The A Priori (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_02/PaperSummary_2482.htm">The A Priori</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Bealer (George).htm">Bealer (George)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Greco & Sosa - The Blackwell Guide to Epistemology</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_02/PaperSummary_2482.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_02/PapersToNotes_2482.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1083.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Philosophers Index Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">The paper begins by showing that the a priori is not to be equated with the necessary or with the analytic, as many traditional philosophers have believed. Quinean attacks on the analytic/synthetic distinction and on the <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_121.htm">modalities</A><SUP>1</SUP> do not, therefore, affect the prospect of a unified account of the a priori. Such an account is then provided.</ol></FONT><BR>For a prcis, see this <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1083.htm">Note</A><SUP>2</SUP>.<FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><hr><br><B><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P2482_3">Write-up</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P2482_3"></A></u> (as at 14/03/2015 11:36:58): Bealer - The A Priori</B><BR><br>This note provides my detailed review of <a name="4"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_02/Abstract_2482.htm">Bealer (George) - The A Priori</A>". <BR><BR>Currently, this write-up is only available as a PDF. Click <A HREF="../../BealerAPriori.pdf" TARGET = "_top">File Note (PDF)</A>. It is my intention to convert this to Note format shortly. <BR><BR>& Further details to be <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_742.htm">supplied</A><SUP>4</SUP><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P2482_3"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P2482_3"><B>Footnote 3</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (14/03/2015 11:36:58). </li><li><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1083.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A>. </li></ul><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-13T13:15" pubdate>13/08/2018 13:15:16</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>