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A Priori

[Latin, From the cause to the effect.]

This phrase refers to a type of reasoning that examines given general principles to discover what particular facts or real-life observations can be derived from them. Another name for this method is deductive reasoning.

a priori

adverb accordingly, as a consequence, as a reeult of, as is, because of this, by reason of, consequently, deductively, derivatively, doubtlessly, ergo, ex connesso, for that reason, for this reason, for which reason, from a general law to a particular instance, from cause to effect, from that cause, from this cause, in consequence, inferentially, on account of this, on that account, on that ground, proceeding from antecedent to consequent, thusly, to that end
See also: analytical, axiomatic, discursive
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But GE, the confusion of necessity with aprioricity, is also mentioned, on two occasions: before and after discussing the second answer, the confusion based on the metalinguistic reading of identity statements.
GE postulates a confusion on our part: we are liable to confuse two properties: necessity and aprioricity; and we confuse them, in this case, or we think, at least, that the two properties are extensionally equivalent.
With this turn Kant believes it possible to guarantee sufficiently and definitively the aprioricity of the propositions of mathematics.