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Everyone agrees that knowledge entails true belief, in the sense that if one knows a proposition, p, then one believes p and p is true. (Of course, one might think that one knew a certain proposition which turned out to be false, but in such a case one would thereby discover that one did not really know it after all). Everyone also agrees that there is a lot more to knowledge than merely true belief. It is easy to formulate cases of true belief that are not also cases of knowledge. For example, imagine a gambler – let’s call him “Lucky” – who believes that the horse that will win the next race is Lucky Lass, where this belief is formed simply on the basis that he likes the name.

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Such statements certainly don’t look like they can be refuted (or proved) on purely empirical grounds, and the fact that they concern what should happen seems to mean that mere description of how the world is cannot count decisively against the kind of claim about how it should be, Are these good examples of a priori truths? How do they fare when we attend to the connections, if any, between a priority, necessity, analyticity, and infallibility? What have philosophers said about the notion of the a priori, and does the notion survive close scrutiny?

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