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Is mathematical knowledge defeasible by experience, If so, in this way?

Kitcher’s basis for the indefeasibility requirement on a priori knowledge is that empirical indefeasibility is required for independence, in the sense Kant intended, of empirical evidence. I am ...
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Is there a formal logic that distinguishes between a priori and a posteriori truths?

Briefly, In a previous post, I explored the question of if logical systems have any way of distinguishing between true statements that are obvious or tautological, and thereby not ‘meaningful’, versus ...
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Is equality an a priori concept, or only determinable through empirical observation?

Let's say I invent a concept X in my own imaginings. The only property it has is X-ness; it is defined as 'that which is represented by X'. I have just defined that to be the case. It seems to me, now,...
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