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Orwell
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13 Jan 2010, 5:00 pm

irishaspie wrote:
doesnt axiom mean self-evident?

No, an axiom is a statement accepted without proof. Not all axioms are self-evident, for example there has been significant controversy in the past over the Axiom of Choice.


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13 Jan 2010, 6:54 pm

Orwell wrote:
irishaspie wrote:
doesnt axiom mean self-evident?

No, an axiom is a statement accepted without proof. Not all axioms are self-evident, for example there has been significant controversy in the past over the Axiom of Choice.


There is even some doubt as to whether any judgment is self evident.

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