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‘An example of an objection from similars (is the following), suppose the enthymeme (i. e. the premiss, as before,) to be, that those who have been injured always hate, (it may be met by the objection,) “nay but, neither (no more than in the other case) do those who have been well treated always love”’. This, as Victorius observes, may plainly be taken as an example of the preceding kind of ἔνστασις ἀπὸ τοῦ ἐναντίου. It may also exemplify that of ‘similars’, to which Arist. has here applied it. Ill treatment is no necessary proof of hatred, any more than kindness and benefits are necessarily accompanied by love. The premiss, ‘those who are injured always hate’, we encounter with the objection, of a similar, parallel, case, that ‘those who are well treated don't always love’.

Parallel cases are also illustrated in Top. B 10, 114 b 25, but not as objections, though objections might be derived from them.

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