(urth) Severian's memory

James Wynn crushtv at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 08:43:49 PDT 2009

>>> The narrator seeks to recall the incident and does so, but the effort 
>>> produces a false positive that is duly recorded. This isn't a logical 
>>> flaw, but one of woefully subjective methodology.
>> The logical flaw is his argument "I do not forget." which is based 
>> (presumably) on a specific unsupported premise: "I would know if I had 
>> forgotten something." This is the logical flaw defined as Begging The 
>> Question.
> Can you point to where he actually says something like this, please?
You mean where Severian says he doesn't forget anything?? I'm not trying to 
be dense. I just want verification before I proceed. Surely that is the most 
universally recognized opinion that Severian has about himself.


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