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John Hild An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding Hume distinguishes between these two beliefs of matters of fact deriving from our feelings or thoughts, and relations of ideas not presuming anything. Relations of ideas are beliefs based on connections developed internally, and can’t be used to prove anything because they have no certainty. Matters of fact are beliefs that report the nature of the
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Unformatted text preview: existence of things, though is always conditional. Hume states that all beliefs in matters of fact are essentially unbalanced. Hume acknowledges that relations of ideas can be proved with certainty, through other relations of ideas, however they don't communicate anything about the physical world. Because of this, relations of ideas can’t be used to prove matters of fact....
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