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Intrinsic, extrinsic, and the constitutive a priori

Szabo, Laszlo E. (2019) Intrinsic, extrinsic, and the constitutive a priori. [Preprint]

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On the basis of what I call physico-formalist philosophy of mathematics, I will develop an amended account of the Kantian–Reichenbachian conception of constitutive a priori. It will be shown that the features (attributes, qualities, properties) attributed to a real object are not possessed by the object as a “thing-in-itself”; they require a physical theory by means of which these features are constituted. It will be seen that the existence of such a physical theory implies that a physical object can possess a property only if other contingently existing physical objects exist; therefore, the intrinsic–extrinsic distinction is flawed.


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Szabo, Laszlo E.laszlo.e.szabo@gmail.com0000-0001-7454-8421
Keywords: Reichenbach, constitutive a priori, physicalism, formalism, meaning, truth, holism, intrinsic property
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Operationalism/Instrumentalism
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Theory/Observation
Depositing User: Prof. Laszlo E. Szabo
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 02:58
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2019 02:58
Item ID: 15567
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Operationalism/Instrumentalism
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Theory/Observation
Date: 6 January 2019
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15567

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