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    next fancy word to the collection


    When the momentum of the mind has us thinking about the way we think about the world and has us thinking we could be right, epistemological paradoxes occur.
    The solution to any paradox is reexamining the premises with merciless scrutiny.
    from "The absurdity of Philosophy " by Jeff Smith-Luedke.

    Is assumptions, axioms or basis a good substitution for premises ?
    Any better ?
    Would the substitution alter the meaning ?

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    Re: next fancy word to the collection

    Hello Jaskin,

    To my mind, "axioms" upgrades "premises", while "basis" and "assumptions" downgrade it. So I would say that any such change would change the meaning.

    Of the three, though, I would choose "its basis".

    Best wishes,


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