Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Posterio’ri.

 Posted.Post’humus (Le’ona’tus). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
An argument a posterio’ri is one from effects to cause. Thus, to prove the existence of God a posterio’ri, we take the works of creation and show how they manifest power, wisdom, goodness, and so on; and then we claim the inference that the maker of these things is powerful, wise, and good. Robinson Crusoe found the footprints of a man on the sand, and inferred that there must be a man on the island besides himself. (See PRIORI.)   1

 Posted.Post’humus (Le’ona’tus). 


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