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  • n. Plural form of axiom.

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Examples

  • However, one of my main axioms is this: "All religions are nut magnets."

    Flip, Flop, Ork, Ah-Ah

  • These are structural laws, or what he calls axioms in his Erkenntnislehre, that govern relations between elementary psychical formations.

    On A Trans-Atlantic Flight

  • Amongst his axioms is the following verse, which he sings with great expression.

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country

  • It is not necessary to show that the truths which we call axioms are originally _suggested_ by observation, and that we should never have known that two straight lines cannot inclose a space if we had never seen a straight line: thus much being admitted by Dr. Whewell, and by all, in recent times, who have taken his view of the subject.

    A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • It is not necessary to show that the truths which we call axioms are originally _suggested_ by observation, and that we should never have known that two straight lines can not inclose a space if we had never seen a straight line: thus much being admitted by Dr. Whewell, and by all, in recent times, who have taken his view of the subject.

    A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive

  • Apparently, one of Rand's basic axioms is "Existence exists."

    January 21st, 2009

  • Samuelson's revealed preference axioms or, perhaps less aptly, Savage's axioms, is a premise that most of us economists are loath to give up, even though we recognize that there may be contexts in which we would do well to depart from it.

    Edmund S. Phelps - Autobiography

  • It is well understood that a computer can be constructed so as to operate with certain axioms and formalized rules of logic, deriving in this way any number of 'proved declarative sentences'.

    Max Delbrück - Nobel Lecture

  • You then make the economic argument that the optimisation problem is usefully analogous to the problem of valuing a firm, the axioms are a reasonable description of how a company generates cash flows and the invariant parameter is analogous to "leverage".

    Modigliani-Miller, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • But all that is really implied in the name [axiom] is that truths when called axioms are used for the deductive proof of other truths, and that their own proof is not involved in the process.

    Chauncey Wright

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