A posteriori is knowledge that is based on experience or empirical evidence. The term is commonly applied to information and arguments that are developed with direct observations as opposed to thought experiments, mathematics and logical processes that do not require empirical evidence.
|Definition||Knowledge based on experience or empirical evidence.|
|Literal Translation||"from the latter" meaning knowledge that can't be acquired from first principles.|
|Origin||Euclid's Elements, 300 BC|
|Related Definitions||A prioriKnowledge such as mathematics that can be derived from first principles without direct experience.|
|Related Concepts||A Priori|
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