114 axioms (Giambattista Vico)
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- Axiom 1: In his ignorance, man makes himself the measure of the universe.
- Axiom 12: Common sense is judgment without reflection, shared by an entire class, an entire nation, or the entire human race
- Axiom 32: When men are ignorant of the natural causes producing things, and cannot even explain them by analogy with similar things, they attribute their own nature to them. For example, the masses say a magnet loves iron
- Axiom 63: The universal principle of etymology in all languages: words are carried over from bodies and from the properties of bodies to express the things of the mind and spirit.
- Axiom 64: The order of ideas must follow the order of things.
- Full text of all 114 axioms from Bergin and Fisch translation
- Vico's Axioms: The Geometry of the Human World Door James Robert Goetsch
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