Meaning as use

Fiona Hibberd

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The previous chapter noted that the notion of a priori tacitly used by Gergen (and
Shotter, on occasion) is that of the logical positivists. For them, as for Gergen, a
priori means "before knowledge", but not "for all time" and not "independent of
experience", and they use this notion because they reject a thoroughgoing empiricism whilst claiming to avoid a defining characteristic of idealism—rationalism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnfolding social constructionism
EditorsMan Cheung Chung
Place of PublicationNew York, USA
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)978-0-387-22975-1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameHistory and Philosophy of Psychology


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