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The Axiom of Consciousness states that consciousness exists--in particular, that any assertion pertaining to reality implies the existence of a conscious entity making that assertion.  For example, the assertion, "The sun is shining," implies the existence of a conscious entity that is claiming that the sun is shining, thus showing that consciousness exists.  (This implication remains valid whether or not the assertion is true or false--in this case, whether or not the sun is actually shining.)
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The [[Axiom]] of Consciousness states that consciousness exists--in particular, that any assertion pertaining to reality implies the existence of a conscious entity making that assertion.  For example, the assertion, "The sun is shining," implies the existence of a conscious entity that is claiming that the sun is shining, thus showing that consciousness exists.  (This implication remains valid whether or not the assertion is true or false--in this case, whether or not the sun is actually shining.)
  
 
As with any other axiom, any claim that the Axiom of Consciousness is false is immediately self-defeating: such a claim implies the existence of someone making that claim, which in turn implies that consciousness exists, validating the Axiom.  The existence of consciousness is prerequisite to any assertion whatsoever.
 
As with any other axiom, any claim that the Axiom of Consciousness is false is immediately self-defeating: such a claim implies the existence of someone making that claim, which in turn implies that consciousness exists, validating the Axiom.  The existence of consciousness is prerequisite to any assertion whatsoever.
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Latest revision as of 12:06, 31 March 2009

The Axiom of Consciousness states that consciousness exists--in particular, that any assertion pertaining to reality implies the existence of a conscious entity making that assertion. For example, the assertion, "The sun is shining," implies the existence of a conscious entity that is claiming that the sun is shining, thus showing that consciousness exists. (This implication remains valid whether or not the assertion is true or false--in this case, whether or not the sun is actually shining.)

As with any other axiom, any claim that the Axiom of Consciousness is false is immediately self-defeating: such a claim implies the existence of someone making that claim, which in turn implies that consciousness exists, validating the Axiom. The existence of consciousness is prerequisite to any assertion whatsoever.