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Definition of "posteriori" []

  • Relating to or involving inductive reasoning from particular facts or effects to a general principle (adjective)
  • Derived from or requiring evidence for its validation or support; empirical; open to revision (adjective)

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Use "posteriori" in a sentence
  • "Steve Salerno, author of the book SHAM: How The Self-Help Movement Made America Helpless, wrote in his review of The Secret on Amazon: One seldom encounters a better/worse example of the logical fallacy known as a posteriori reasoning."
  • "The method a posteriori is a method of direct experience."
  • "This classification of propositions, founded only on the structural properties of ideas, is the logical counterpart of the Kantian distinction between a priori and a posteriori, which is relative to the origin of the ideas that occur in them and is defined in subjective terms."
  • "It has often been pointed out that “Water is H2O” is a necessary truth, but it can only be justified empirically, that is, a posteriori."
  • "The latter is that in our cognition which is called cognition a posteriori, that is, empirical intuition."