Self-evident sentence example

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  • How to use this piece of equipment tends to become self-evident once you get on it.

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  • We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.

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  • While it is self-evident that you have the freedom to take a tour of the wine country on your own, there are many reasons to take a guided tour.

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  • But in his general view of ethical principles as being, like mathematical principles,' essentially truths of relation, Clarke is quite in accordance with Locke; while of the four fundamental rules that he expounds, Piety towards God, Equity, Benevolence and Sobriety (which includes self-preservation), the first is obtained, just as Locke suggests, by " comparing the idea " of man with the idea of an infinitely good and wise being on whom he depends; and the second and third are axioms self-evident on the consideration of the equality or similarity of human individuals as such.

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  • It is self-evident that central government has to give leadership responsible not only for resourcing, but obviously for wider macro-economic issues.

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  • Any strategy which does not recognize these self-evident truths is doomed to failure.

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  • The argument We start from the self-evident proposition that teaching and learning have to be interactive.

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  • The important point is that what has seemed for centuries to be a self-evident principle is now the topic of vigorous debate.

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  • The result is that the authors too often fall back upon self-evident truisms to structure their work.

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  • But the converse implication that weak IPRs will produce benefit is by no means self-evident.

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  • Reason, as judging of things self-evident, is called common sense to distinguish it from ratiocination or reasoning.

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  • History seems to assume that this force is self-evident and known to everyone.

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  • The rectitude of the motive of a man like Hadhrat Umar is a self-evident fact.

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  • After all, mathematical statements can, in general, be derived from a set of self-evident axioms by the application of irrefutable logic.

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  • The characteristic by which we recognize the fundamental element in a series is its intuitive or self-evident character; it is given by "the evident conception of a healthy and attentive mind so clear and distinct that no doubt is left."

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  • Again, the appeal to " God's judgment " in the trial by battle in Lohengrin is a subject of which no earlier librettist could have made more than a plausible mess - which is the best that can be said for the music as music. But as dramatist Wagner compels our respect for the power that without gloss or apology brings before us the king, a model of royal fair-mindedness and good-nature, acquiescing in Telramund's monstrous claim to accuse Elsa without evidence, simply because it is a hard and self-evident fact that the persons of the drama live in an age in which such claims seemed reasonable.

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  • And as these truths were self-evident, so the religion he deduced from them was sufficient, not only for his own moral and intellectual nature, but also for man as he conceived him, for history as he knew it, and for society as he saw it.

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  • But it required the arduous labours of the archaeologist to prove a proposition that, once proven, seems self-evident.

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  • It is full of appeals to common sense, and of principles of common sense, which Reid also called intuitive first principles, and self-evident truths.

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  • Kant still further narrowed the meaning to include only self-evident (intuitive) synthetic propositions, i.e.

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  • Henry More, in his Enchiridion ethicum, attempts to enumerate the "noemata moralia"; but, so far from being self-evident, most of his moral axioms are open to serious controversy.

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  • On the humanitarian and liberal ideas making for emancipation we need not dwell, as they are self-evident.

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  • The argument is that the Cartesian approach, to start with self evident premises and to derive rational conclusions from them is too limited.

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  • For the educated, idealistic middle class, including many Northern environmentalists, the equation is self-evident.

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  • Instead, young readers are fed a relentless diet of self-evident, unproved, implausible, and in some cases manifestly false propositions.

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  • The answer seems almost self-evident, namely, yes.

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  • Perhaps these links are seen as so self-evident as not requiring analysis or formal discussion?

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  • The purpose of comments in general is to make clear what is not self-evident.

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  • The environmental sensitivity of such major development was also self-evident on my short voyage.

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  • The word " information " has been dropped as a modifier, leaving " technology " as a pure, seemingly self-evident label.

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  • To the casual observer it appears self-evident that there can be no peace without an end to violence.

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  • Yet the success of these reforms has become self-evident.

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  • Because compassion is considered self-evident as a foundational value, further explanations are rare.

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  • The characteristic by which we recognize the fundamental element in a series is its intuitive or self-evident character; it is given by " the evident conception of a healthy and attentive mind so clear and distinct that no doubt is left."

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  • What is self-evident, Flint justly remarks, neither needs nor admits of argument.

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  • Considering the liability of corruption to breed corruption we can hardly blame him if he does not, and we may say that it is no derogation to his fides if he makes self-evident corrections.

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  • The word was reintroduced in modern philosophy probably by Rene Descartes (or by his followers) who, in the search for a definite self-evident principle as the basis of a new philosophy, naturally turned to the familiar science of mathematics.

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  • This repugnance to believe blindly what rested on arbitrary authority, as distinguished from what was seen to be sustained by self-evident reason, or by demonstration, or by good probable evidence, runs through his life.

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  • It will be seen that neither Reid nor Stewart offers more than a very meagre and tentative contribution to that ethical science by which, as they maintain, the received rules of morality may be rationally deduced from self-evident first principles.

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