apriorism

apriorism

[ey-prahy-awr-iz-uhm, -ohr-, ey-pree-, ah-pree-]
noun Philosophy.
belief in, or reliance upon, a priori reasoning, arguments, or principles.

Origin:
1870–75; probably translation of Dutch apriorisme. See a priori, -ism

apriorist, noun
aprioristic [ey-prahy-uh-ris-tik] , adjective
aprioristically, adverb
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apriorism (eɪˈpraɪəˌrɪzəm)
 
n
rationalism Compare sensationalism the philosophical doctrine that there may be genuine knowledge independent of experience

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