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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Self-Evident Truths

Yes, I was being snarky at TJ's expense. I agree that you can't reason
from Is to Ought in purely objective terms:

So I take his "self-evident truths" as shorthand for "propositions that
command such nearly-universal assent that in most contexts there's no
need to try to justify them". In fact, I adopt his shorthand in my Free
Earth Manifesto: