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TRUTHS WHICH DEPEND ON ROI AND THOSE WHICH DEPEND ON MOFHume separates his distinction of truths of into two categories They are Relation of Ideas ROF and Matter of Fact MOF Hume states Relation of Ideas are always true based on how all its component parts relate However Matter of Fact can and cannot be true depending on circumstance If its components do not relate it can not be truth For example of ROF all bachelors are unmarried This is truth based on that a bachelor is an unmarried man An example of MOF is that all bachelors are lonely This can not be true because even though a bachelor is unmarried it does not necessarily mean he is lonely The component parts of ROF relate when the components of MOF do notHume distinguishes amongst the two categories by two determinings of truths Analytic Propositions and Synthetic determines truths of ROF and MOF Analytic Propositions of ROF is the idea that its truths depends on how each idea is analyzed and built up to make it truth ROF is necessary truth which is called contrary impossible It has got to be true As for MOF Synthetic means the ability for MOF truths to be demonstrative certain and intuitively certain Demonstrative certain is when one can not tell if it is certain by looking at it Intuitively certain is when one can look at it and know it is certain MOF can be contingent which is the capability of being false Hume also states that truths of ROF are found by a priori knowledgeIts truth is discovered by operation of thought Knowledge of experience is not needed As long as one can understand the ideas they do not need any experience to tell if it is truth On the contrary truths of MOF depends on experience a posteriori knowledge Based on what exists it may or may not be true Hume strongly believes in truths of
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