Acquiring Knowledge a Priori or a Posteriori

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Which term would you use to describe knowledge that is known based on experience?

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1. Which of the following describes a priori knowledge?

2. Which of the following is an example of an a posteriori proposition?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A posteriori and a priori are terms used to describe ways people obtain knowledge. Take a quiz on the differences between these two, as well as answer questions about the general study of knowledge in philosophy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz to test your understanding of:

  • The definition of a posteriori
  • Characteristics of a priori knowledge
  • The term used to describe the study of knowledge
  • Examples of a posteriori knowledge

Skills Practiced

When you use these review materials, you will be practicing:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast a priori and a posteriori knowledge
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of a priori knowledge
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the study of types of knowledge

Additional Learning

Study more in-depth about a priori and a posteriori knowledge with the video lesson titled Acquiring Knowledge a Priori or a Posteriori. This short video lesson will help you:

  • Learn details about the branch of philosophy focused on studying knowledge
  • Review examples of a posteriori knowledge
  • Study an easy way to remember what a posteriori means
  • Define a priori knowledge
  • Learn the term used to describe philosophers who believe in a priori knowledge
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