assumed truth

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The point of the table is to display the truth values of the variables that are consistent with and those that are inconsistent with the assumed truth or falsity of the formula in which the variables occur.
This is a refreshing change compared to the eternal truths many on the left held for some time and to the cult of undetermined identities they embraced once their assumed truths had failed the reality check.
For Huxley, who represented the assumed truths of his class and generation, the reality of competitive superiority in commercial and imperial activity seemed obvious.
There is always pressure to think a certain way - and there are always blank faces of incomprehension if someone challenges assumed facts and assumed truths.
However, Durrant's evidence discounts all of these assumed truths.