a posteriori

IPA: ʌpɔstɪriɛri


  • (logic) Involving induction of theories from facts.
  • (linguistics, of a constructed language) Developed on a basis of languages which already exist.


  • (logic) In a manner that deduces theories from facts.

Examples of "a-posteriori" in Sentences

  • I strongly oppose pseudo-science and consider ID to match that label, a-posteriori.
  • PvM: What is wrong in showing how Methodologial Naturalism leads to good science a-posteriori?
  • Even if you were correct in your claims here, this does nothing to undermine my claims about why ID should be rejected as scientifically relevant a-posteriori.
  • In fact, various of your positions require ID to be shown a-posteriori to be unscientific, others presume that the scientific method is somehow sacred and not tentative.
  • When ID is rejected a-posteriori for appealing to the supernatural, the ‘requirement’ of MN is one of pragmatism and not one borne out of an a-priori requirement. i like latin
  • Profits become a-posteriori indicators of business performance rather than as long-term goals; they are viewed as the means to keep companies going concerns and not as ends-in-themselves.
  • Monton argues that Laudan rejects methodological naturalism as a demarcation criterion for science, ignoring that Laudan accepts methodological naturalism a-posteriori as a “good” science.
  • Camp even accepts that the Explanatory Filter is a legitimate approach, even though the evidence strongly supports that it is inherently unreliable, leading one to reject the EF approach ‘a-posteriori’ as useless.
  • In other words, science is not rejecting Intelligent Design a-priori but rather it observes that Intelligent Design is scientifically vacuous and thus correctly rejects Intelligent Design a-posteriori as ‘bad’ science.

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