What Is Apriorism, What Does It Mean?July 2, 2021
Priorism or Apriorism means relying on purely rational principles. The teachings that make further advances based on the knowledge obtained from the master without relying on any experience are a priori or apriorist teachings. In particular, the teachings of Plato, Descartes, Leibniz and Kant, and in general, such are the teachings of rationalism, nativism, and thoughtfulness.
Despite all its unscientific nature, some Marxists see the core of the Marxian-Leninist epistemology, especially in the Kantian understanding of a prioriism. They say: “Indeed, the forms of knowledge and theoretical knowledge that emerge in the course of history are finished and ready-made experiences for subsequent experiments; in this sense, these knowledges have a relative, historically determined, functional apriorism to the extent that they emerge as ready-made experiments. ; these knowledges are prerequisites for future experimentation, but since they are themselves the historical result of previous experiments, they cannot be independent of experience.
Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer Yıldırım