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(4) Again, one may also study the cause of Unrestraint scientifically,1 thus: In a practical syllogism, the major premise is an opinion, while the minor premise deals with particular things, which are the province of perception. Now when the two premises are combined, just as in theoretic reasoning the mind is compelled to affirm the resulting conclusion, so in the case of practical premises you are forced at once to do it. For example, given the premises ‘All sweet things ought to be tasted’ and ‘Yonder thing is sweet’—a particular instance of the general class—, you are bound, if able and not prevented, immediately to taste the thing.

1 i.e., in this case, psychologically: lit. ‘with reference to its nature.’ Cf. 8.1.6, 9.7.2, 9.9.7.

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