Obvious truths

Holding truths to be self evident might not be the most persuasive argument. This is so so because it just is…

Violence is always wrong. I have never seen a black swan, therefore black swans don’t exist. I can’t understand you so what you’re saying doesn’t make sense.There is nothing I can perceive beyond my senses, so I will live in blissful ignorance of dark matter…

The level of debate that most people encounter is pitched pretty low. Freedom, democracy, open societies all good. Negative freedom is an idea worth discussing –  Isiah Berlin – http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/berlin/

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