Monday, January 21, 2013
A Posteriori (a postiori)
Thus, a statement of truth a postiori is roughly equivalent to a statement of what one observes. It is the opposite of a priori, or what is known by reason alone without the use of observation.
Statements a postirori are vulnerable to claims that the observations that underly them are faulty or that the reasoning leading from the thing observed to the statement derived is faulty.
A posteriori is the accepted modern spelling, although the concept is sometimes written a postiori.
Caveat Lector - "Let the Reader Beware"
Tucker Griffin Barnes
Charlottesville, VA (434-973-7474)
PS - Words are the only tools lawyers have. Just as a skilled carpenter wouldn't drive a nail with a screwdriver, skilled legal writers don't use fortuitous when they mean fortunate, or infer when they mean imply.
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