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The contingent a priori: a reply

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In 'Reference and Contingency', Monist 62 (1979) pp. 161-89, Gareth Evans tried to explain how a priori knowledge of contingent truths is possible by arguing that indexical features of the truths in question make them contingent only in a superficial sense. In 'The Contingent A Priori: Has it Anything to do with Indexicals?', ANALYSIS 46.3, June 1986, pp. 113-7, I suggested that his explanation is inadequate, since a priori knowledge is also possible of deeply contingent truths with no releva...

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Institution:
Trinity College Dublin
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Analysis
Volume:
48
Issue:
4
Pages:
218-221
Publication date:
1988-10-05
EISSN:
1467-8284
ISSN:
0003-2638
URN:
uuid:7f9414fc-da1b-4c96-bded-81f3ad46a5a0
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ora:4088
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English
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