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[16] But on the other hand he who in such cases1 denies appears to impose the burden of dealing with such bases upon his opponent. For if he says “I did not do it,” he will force his opponent to make use of con- jecture, and again, if he says “The law is against you,” he will force him to employ the syllogism. Therefore we must admit that a basis can originate in denial. All the same we are left with our previous conclusion that the basis is determined in some cases by the plaintiff, in some by the defendant.

1 Conjectural causes and the syllogism.

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