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A priori is a word that describes knowledge that a person has before experience -- our starting point for understanding truth, motion and human performance. Understanding truth, creating new ideas, and controlling human motion, depends on the assembly of innate knowledge, gathering of facts, making and testing presumptions, and forming a belief or achieving a coordinated physical motion. A priori is defined as two types of knowledge.





INNATE knowledge that exists in the mind independent of experience.

PRESUMPTION or foresight is the knowledge of putting together accepted truths to produce a belief, coordinated action or procedure that is shown to be true.

Here are the common definitions of a priori:

a priori adj.

  1. From a general law to a particular instance; valid independently of observation.

  2. (Philosophy) Existing in the mind prior to and independent of experience, as a faculty or character trait. Knowledge and conceptions assumed, or presupposed, prior to experience, in order to make experience rational or possible.

  3. Presumptively without investigation.

  4. Not based on prior study or examination; non-analytic.

  5. (Logic) Proceeding from a known or assumed cause to a necessarily related effect; deductive. Reasoning which deduces consequences from definitions formed, or principles assumed, or which infers effects from causes previously known; deductive or deductively.

  6. Based on a hypothesis or theory rather than on experiment or experience.

  7. Made before or without examination; not supported by factual study.

  8. Reasoning from cause to effect.

  9. Prior to and independent of sense experience. Used in relation to concepts such as: certain, deductive, definitional, innate, intuitive, necessary, universally true.

-- a priori adv. -- a priority n.

Literally from Latin meaning "from the one before," "from what is before" or "that which precedes" -- originated 1645-1655. Probably the best example of the concept of "from what is before" is found in the Declaration of Independence in the following:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The Declaration of Independence demonstrates both the Innate and the Presumptive concepts of a priori.

The Innate:
The self-evident truths (that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights -- Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness) are either defined to be true or are innately true.

The Presumptive:
The call for independence signals the birth of the United States.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

From this beginning, the eventual Constitution was "framed" and the United States -- with its hopefully successful government --was developed, experienced and its Constitution amended (Bill of Rights). The Committee of Five writing the Declaration of Independence and the framers of the Constitution had the foresight to develop a model of government that they presumed best suited the nature of human beings.

Neither Innate nor Presumptive knowledge is the result of experience. According to the philosopher Immanuel Kant, all knowledge is related to experience, but not all knowledge is a result of experience.

The following are a list of concepts that relate to the mission of Apriori Inc. and Aprioriathletics.com (marked as Innate, Presumptive or Both):

A priori knowledge provides the mind framework that allows experience to be intelligible. (Innate)

A priori has meaning for the mind and the body. A priori truths are regarded as expressions of definitional relationships for human performance and intelligence. Ideas, concepts and meanings are related to intelligence just as form, skeletal structure and muscles are related to function and motion of the human body. (Innate)

A priori has meaning regarding the definitive relationships that initiate a good design for a Graphic User Interface or what is now called a Common User Interface for computers. The Common User Interface extends intelligence with the use of technology. (Presumptive)

A priori is the basis for developing the mind's framework toward the motivation to exercise for the promotion of health and the improvement of physical performance. (Presumptive)

A priori is the basis of the mind's framework that precedes innate physical ability for the "common sense" approach during interaction with exercise machines, sports objects, playing fields and competitors. (Both)

A priori is a common intelligence that combines the human nervous system to the world's digital nervous system and social system. (Both)

A priori is involved in the constant struggle to develop and conform to standards and tradition without detracting from discovery and creativity. At its extreme a priori is dogmatic to the point of closed-mindedness, prejudice and arrogance. At its best, a priori is the beginning of the creative process, the discovery of truth and the vigilance to adjust to discovery and fit the pieces together. (Both)

"We make our world significant
by the courage of our questions
and by the depth of our answers."

--Carl Sagan

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