Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz wrote: > In <email@example.com>, on > 07/19/2006 > at 11:02 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org said: > > >Nothing whatsoever has to be assumed to state "I am". > > Nothing whatsoever has to be assumed to state "You are a fool."
You have to assume that the term "you" refers to something. And you have to make some kind of assumption about certain properties of that thing that that word "you" presumably refers to.
> >This is called "self-awareness". > > ITYM sophistry. There is a difference between stating something and > showing it to be true. You are a fool.
The statement "I am" is proven true the moment it is asserted, for it could not possibly be asserted if it wasn't true. As it asserts nothing less than the existence of whoever or whatever asserted.
This is trivial and obvious. This was even explained to you at the link that I posted. And you still didn't get it.