self-evident truth

  1. an assumption that is basic to an argument
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  • These are not available to an experiencer possessed only with sense-data and the self-evident truths of logic.
  • For him, Americans' intellectual mediocrity would seem to be a self-evident truth, but his own observations hardly exemplify the kind of reflectiveness a reader of such a book has a right to expect.
  • On race, too, we failed to speak out at crucial moments and to face up to self-evident truths.
  • In recent years, they have seen others come around to this self-evident truth.
  • Recognizing that rather self-evident truth is hardly by itself the substance of enduring art.
  • Descartes prime example of a self-evident truth was that contained in the celebrated cogito: I think, therefore I am.
  • Although Bartlett finds some irony in Cantor's "memorable," even "remarkable" portrait of Kantorowicz ” which occupies half of a long chapter entitled "The Nazi Twins" (Percy Ernst Schramm being the intellectual jugate) ” he accepts without question things Cantor sets down as self-evident truths. Defending Kantorowicz
  • So much of what we are taught as self-evident truths relies on rigid thinking.
  • They really do exist, and to them their conspiracy theories are merely a self-evident truth that the rest of us are too blind to see.
  • To the extent that it does the latter, the United States does so in the name of self-evident truths that apply to the good of all men. THE CLOSING OF THE AMERICAN MIND
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