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" Matters of fact, which are the second objects of human reason, are not ascertained in the same manner; nor is our evidence of their truth, however great, of a like nature with the foregoing. The contrary of every matter of fact is still possible; because... "
Principles of Logic - Page 418
by George Hayward Joyce - 1916 - 431 pages
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Being After Rousseau: Philosophy and Culture in Question

Richard L. Velkley - Philosophy - 2002 - 192 pages
...prior to Kant. The Humean version turns out to be one of the bedrocks of modern and recent philosophy: "The contrary of every matter of fact is still possible: because it can never imply a contradiction, and is conceived by the mind with the same facility and distinctness, as if ever so conformable to...
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British Philosophy: Hobbes to Hume

Frederick Copleston - Philosophy - 2003 - 440 pages
...cannot deny that 2+2=4 without being involved in contradiction: the opposite is inconceivable. But 'the contrary of every matter of fact is still possible,...more contradiction than the affirmation that it will rise.'1 Hume does not mean that it is untrue to say that the sun will rise tomorrow: he means that...
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Scepticism

Neil Gascoigne - Philosophy - 2002 - 218 pages
...same manner; nor is our evidence of their truth, however great, of a like nature with the foregoing. The contrary of every matter of fact is still possible; because it can never imply a contradiction, and is conceived by the mind with the same facility and distinctness, as if ever so conformable to...
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Living Philosophy: An Introduction to Moral Thought

Ray Billington - Philosophy - 2003 - 354 pages
...next time, or for the indefinite future. The contrary of every matter of fact is still possible: .... That the sun will not rise tomorrow is no less intelligible a proposition and implies no more 173 contradiction than the affirmation that it will rise. We should in vain, therefore, attempt to...
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Knowledge and Indifference in English Romantic Prose

Tim Milnes - Literary Criticism - 2003
...same manner; nor is our evidence of their truth, however great, of a like nature with the foregoing. The contrary of every matter of fact is still possible; because it can never imply a contradiction, and is conceived by the mind with the same facility and distinctness, as if ever so conformable to...
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Scottish Philosophy: Selected Readings 1690-1960

Gordon Graham - Philosophy - 2004 - 253 pages
...same manner; nor is our evidence of their truth, however great, of a like nature with the foregoing. The contrary of every matter of fact is still possible; because it can never imply a contradiction, and is conceived by the mind with the same facility and distinctness, as if ever so conformable to...
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Basic Flying Instruction: A Comprehensive Introduction to Western Philosophy

Charles Gidley Wheeler - Philosophy - 2004 - 234 pages
...same manner; nor is our evidence of their truth, however great, of a like nature with the foregoing. The contrary of every matter of fact is still possible; because it can never imply a contradiction, and is conceived by the mind with the same facility and distinctness as if ever so conformable to reality....
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Moses Mendelssohns Beschreibung der Wirlichkeit menschlichen Erkennens

Wolfgang Vogt - Metaphysics - 2005 - 250 pages
...faciliry and distinctness, ńs if ever so conformable to reality. That the sun will not rise to-momtv is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies...contradiction than the affirmation, that it will rise. We should in vain, thereforc, attempt to demonstrate its falsehood. Were it demonstratively false,...
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Knowledge: Critical Concepts, Volume 1

Nico Stehr, Reiner Grundmann - Philosophy - 2005 - 390 pages
...same manner; nor is our evidence of their truth, however great, of a like nature with the foregoing. The contrary of every matter of fact is still possible; because it can never imply a contradiction, and is conceived by the mind with the same facility and distinctness, as if ever so conformable to...
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The Spiritual Dimension: Religion, Philosophy and Human Value

John Cottingham - Philosophy - 2005
...superior.' Alasdair Maclntyre, Dependent Rational Animals (London: Duckworth, 1999), pp. 1-2 and 7. 50 ' That the sun will not rise to-morrow is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies no more a contradiction, than the affirmation that it will rise.' David Hume, An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding...
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