The Value of Tautology
Tue, 18 May 1999 02:50:51 -0600 wrote:

"That statement is so totally tautological that it's worthless; by definition, people desire their desires."

A tautology is essentially a way of pointing out the obvious. I don't see why this is "worthless". What is obvious to some is not obvious to others. In fact, I am constantly amazed at people's general lack of awareness of obvious facts. I have also noticed that people often respond in anger when the obvious is pointed out to them. I wonder if this response explains the general lack of awareness of the obvious.

My existence is obvious

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