self-evidence


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self-ev·i·dent

(sĕlf′ĕv′ĭ-dənt)
adj.
Requiring no proof or explanation.

self′-ev′i·dence n.
self′-ev′i·dent·ly adv.
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I will take two criteria which have been suggested, namely, (1) self-evidence, (2) mutual coherence.
If this theory is to be logically tenable, self-evidence must not consist merely in the fact that we believe a proposition.
But I do wish to suggest that the feeling of self-evidence in mathematical propositions has to do with the fact that they are concerned with the meanings of symbols, not with properties of the world such as external observation might reveal.
Their self-evidence, if this is so, lies merely in the fact that they represent our decision as to the use of words, not a property of physical objects.
Judgments of perception, such as "this buttercup is yellow," are in a quite different position from judgments of logic, and their self-evidence must have a different explanation.
It is unlikely that our two buttercups have EXACTLY the same colour, and if we judged that they had we should have passed altogether outside the region of self-evidence.
For such reasons, no form of self-evidence seems to afford an absolute criterion of truth.
Thus, the partnership with ICD appeared like a self-evidence to diversify the bank's activities and meet the needs of some of its customers, particularly to a large Muslim community which is actively involved in trades.
This model, he claims, should be questioned from a standpoint outside of the epigenetic or autopoietic model that claims self-evidence in its universal approach across cultural fields.
Through a series of close readings--of The Jazz Singer (1927), Gentleman's Agreement (1947), The Pawnbroker (1964), Liberty Heights (1999), and Inglorious Basterds (2009)--this paper instead proposes that we deploy a critical history of the concept of Jewish American identity--rather than a history of an empirical subject we take for granted as American Jewry--to destabilize the logic of periodization underlying the historicist self-evidence of Jewish identity.
Robert Audi's two-condition account of self-evidence explains the connection between a believer and a self-evident proposition.
Subsequently, the ontological self-evidence of the world or the possibility of adequate knowledge came under skeptical attack.