On the Self- Evidence of

On the Self- Evidence of the Axioms of a Any Society

1) If all men were not in some sense equal, we could not call them “all men”

2) The nature that is equal in man cannot, inasmuch as it is equal, have diverse functions or diverse ends. Let these precise functions and ends be called “happiness“.

3) The functions and ends can also be viewed from the power of the equal nature to achieve the equal end, and these powers, inasmuch as they are from equal natures, are equal. Let these powers be called “liberty

4) The functions and ends can also be viewed from the standpoint of the existent thing who has those ends (a man), and there is , by axiom one, an equality among these existences. Let this existence be called “life“.

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