Philosophy Lesson Nine: Propositions

Analytical Propositions
Analytical propositions are ideas that are simply true, and cannot be misconstrued. Analytical ideas are the foundation of a priori ideas.

For example…

1. All red kettles are red.
2. All squares have four sides

Synthetic Propositions
A statement that isn’t necessarily always true, and is the basis of a posteriori ideas. Synthetic propositions are only contingently true.

#Empiricists choose to only accept matters of fact to be true, and thus reject all relations of ideas.

To simplify this…

- Think of a priori ideas, and Analytical propositions as the same thing.
- Think of a posteriori ideas, and Synthetic propositions as the same thing.