Epistemology - The Nature of Knowledge 2 Markers

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A Posteriori
Knowledge of propositions that can only be known to be true or false through sense experience.
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Analytic
Knowledge of propositions that do not require (sense) experience to be known to be true or false.
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Synthetic
A proposition that is not analytic, but true or false depending on how the world is.
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Contingent
A proposition that could be either true or false, a state of affairs that may or may not hold, depending on how the world actually is.
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Necessary
A proposition that must be true (or if false, it must be false); a state of affairs that must hold.
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Hume's Fork
We can have knowledge of just two sorts of claim: the relations between ideas and matters of fact
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Knowledge of propositions that do not require (sense) experience to be known to be true or false.

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A proposition that is not analytic, but true or false depending on how the world is.

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A proposition that could be either true or false, a state of affairs that may or may not hold, depending on how the world actually is.

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A proposition that must be true (or if false, it must be false); a state of affairs that must hold.

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