Philosophy is an a priori science.
"... called a priori (meaning, roughly, based on what is "prior" to observational experience) because it apparently arises not from experience of how things actually behave, but simply in an intuitive way. It arises from a rational grasp of the key concepts one needs in order to have the belief ..."
"... have been called a priori propositions (propositions knowable 'from the first'), because they have been thought to be such that they can be known a priori, in a very strict sense of this phrase: known not on the basis of sense experience but simply through reason as directed toward the concepts occurring in them, at least if reason is used extensively enough and with sufficient care."
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