But, the conclusion once reached, he stood on it as an a-priori breathing-spot.
Mind, again, as just a-priori principle and basis of all things, is manifestly their universal "Quality."
This is Kant's a-priori synthetical unit, common and necessary to all "things" and to all "experience."
However, it is impossible to arrive at a final definition of intelligence on the basis of a-priori considerations alone.
The vast majority of the interpretations have been simply due to a-priori prepossessions, which are arbitrary and baseless.
1710, "from cause to effect" (a logical term, in reference to reasoning), Latin, literally "from what comes first," from priori, ablative of prior "first" (see prior (adj.)). Used loosely for "in accordance with previous knowledge" (1834).