New Draft: Naturalistic Challenges to the A Priori
I’m working on a paper commissioned for a collection on the a priori, edited by Albert Casullo and Joshua Thurow. Here’s the current draft, and comments are very welcome as always.
The paper’s aim is to show that various of the views that get labelled ‘naturalism’ are perfectly compatible with the existence of a priori knowledge/justification, and various ‘naturalistic’ challenges to the a priori can therefore be resisted (at least, by a priorists of the Jenkins 2008 stripe). I look particularly at the work of Quine, Maddy and Papineau.
A by-product of the paper is an attempt at a more nuanced approach to the classification of philosophical naturalisms than is given by the standard ontological/methodological distinction.