Essay: Empiricism-matters of fact
While on the other hand, matters of fact as a second category object of human reason can not be established like maters of relation and individuals lack strong ground to think them as true.
Instead, the contrary of every matter of fact is possible since it does not imply a contradiction and is conceived by our minds easily. For example, the statement “the sun will rise tomorrow” is an intelligible and has no more contradictions to statement “the sun will not rise tomorrow”. In other words, the statement that the sun will not rise tomorrow is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies no more contradiction, than the affirmation, that it will rise. Thus, it will mean waste of time to attempt to prove its falsehood, since if it can be demonstrated to be false, it would imply a contradiction, and could never be clearly conceived by the mind (George 85).