While it is self-evident that you have the freedom to take a tour of the wine country on your own, there are many reasons to take a guided tour.
How to use this piece of equipment tends to become self-evident once you get on it.
This repugnance to believe blindly what rested on arbitrary authority, as distinguished from what was seen to be sustained by self-evident reason, or by demonstration, or by good probable evidence, runs through his life.
Considering the liability of corruption to breed corruption we can hardly blame him if he does not, and we may say that it is no derogation to his fides if he makes self-evident corrections.
It is full of appeals to common sense, and of principles of common sense, which Reid also called intuitive first principles, and self-evident truths.