Bug#404034: looks correct
Back in 2006, Reuben Thomas wrote:
>> "A priori, that is, form these necessities of the": form --> from
Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
> I don't think this is a typo.
> "form these necessities of the mind"
> prepare the thought and wild ideas that are already running in your mind.
It's definitely a typo. The Coleridge quote is from "Aids to
Reflection" (1825), page 397, and if you search Google Books you'll
see he wrote "from" (which makes sense), not "form" (which doesn't).
# Metaphysics are the science which determines what can, and what
# can not, be known of Being and the Laws of Being, _a_priori_,
# (that is, from those necessities of the mind or forms of thinking,
# which, though first revealed to us by experience, must yet have
# pre-existed in order to make experience itself possible.
("A priori" might be literally translated "from previous".)
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