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[14] But necessary signs and the enthymemes derived from them cannot be refuted on the ground of not furnishing a logical conclusion, as is clear from the Analytics1; the only thing that remains is to prove that the thing alleged is non-existent. But if it is evident that it is true and that it is a necessary sign, the argument at once becomes irrefutable; for, by means of demonstration, everything at once becomes clear.2

1 Aristot. Pr. Anal. 2.27.

2 That is, “when the tekmērion is converted into a syllogism.” For tekmērion see 1.2.16.

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