I find it stated in many authors that some rhetoricians only recognise one kind of basis,
But they have not mentioned who these
rhetoricians are nor have I been able to discover.
They are however stated to have taken this view on
the ground that all our knowledge is a matter of
inference from indications. On this line of reasoning they might regard all bases
we inquire into the nature of the subject in every
case. But the adoption of either view leads to inextricable confusion.