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What is A Posteriori?

 , updated on February 24, 2016
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.
Overview: A Posteriori
Type
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 priori
Knowledge such as mathematics that can be derived from first principles without direct experience.
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