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[11] For proof and credibility are not merely the result of logical processes, but may equally be secured by inartificial arguments. Now I have already1 distinguished signs or, as he prefers to call them, indications from arguments. Consequently, since an argument is a process of reasoning [p. 209] which provides proof and enables one thing to be inferred from another and confirms facts which are uncertain by reference to facts which are certain, there must needs be something in every case which requires no proof.

1 v. ix. 2.

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