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It is an algebraic axiom, which makes us proceed from a known to an unknown quantity, and not from an unknown to a known; but sit down, sir, I beg of you.
It is an axiom of criminal law, and, consequently, you understand its full application.
May it not be that Mother Nature may deliberately encourage decrease as well as increase--that it may be an axiom that what is gained in concentration is lost in size?
We shall not even take the trouble to demonstrate this, for it is an axiom in morals, as in physics.
In the jungle might is right, nor does it take long to inculcate this axiom in the mind of a jungle dweller, regardless of what his past training may have been.
Besides, we are safe for to-day; you know the axiom, `Non bis in idem.
These axioms are statements so natural and intuitive that mathematicians are willing to accept them without proof.
In these chapters he unpacks the five middle axioms and looks to future indicators of our postindustrial economy as he shapes "a new logic of distribution.
Euclid had based his massive structure of geometry, over two thousand years before, on ten axioms and propositions that could be considered so self-evident that they required no proof.