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[13] There are also a number who are in doubt as to a form of defence which I may exemplify as follows: “If I murdered him, I did right; but I did not murder him.”1 What, they ask, is the value of the first part, if the second can be proved, since they are mutually inconsistent, and if anyone employs both arguments, we should believe neither? This contention is partially justified; we should employ the [p. 145] second alone only if the fact can be proved without a doubt.

1 See III. vi 10.

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