In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Lester Zick <DontBother@nowhere.net> wrote:
> On 23 Jul 2006 11:23:17 -0700, "Jiri Lebl" <email@example.com> wrote: > > >Lester Zick wrote: > >> Well this point is well taken: the tautological exhaustion of truth is > >> an assumption. However the point I would make in this connection is > >> whether there can be any alternative. In other words can there be an > >> alternative to the tautological exhaustion of truth that is actually > >> "not a tautology"? If so it would seem we nonetheless have the > >> resulting tautology "tautology, not tautology" in order to deny the > >> tautology which as far as I can tell denies the possibility of any > >> alternatives to the tautology whether or not the exhaustion of truth > >> in tautologies is an assumption. In other words whether or not the > >> exhaustion of truth in tautologies is an assumption, there can be no > >> mechanical alternative to tautologies. > > > >So the way we figure out the absolute truth of "the tautological > >exhaustion of truth," the test appears to be "as far as [Lester Zick] > >can tell." You will go far in logic. > > Well obviously further than you.
One can easily go too far and end up contradicting oneself, as Zick has done.