Wednesday, May 17, 2006

axiom means that which is deemed worthy or fit or that which is considered self-evident. the belief that one is conscious is self-evident. consciousness is the ultimate axiom.

Certain forms of argument from self-evidence are considered fallacious or abusive in debate. For example, if a proposition is claimed to be self-evident, it is an argumentative fallacy to assert that disagreement with the proposition indicates misunderstanding of it.