A Subtle Deceit – Self-Evidency and the Declaration
Logic / Morality / Politics

A Subtle Deceit – Self-Evidency and the Declaration

What sorts of things are self-evident? In logic, propositions are generally divided into two types: analytic and synthetic. Most analytic propositions contain subjects that necessarily entail the predicated attribute and are therefore tautological. For instance, “all bachelors are single” is an analytic proposition because the subject bachelor already denotes the quality of singleness ascribed by … Continue reading