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[5] Others regard it not as an attempted or imperfect proof, but a complete proof, falling under the most special1 species of proof; consequently, according to its proper and most generally received appellation it must be understood in the sense of a definite conception of some thought consisting of at least three parts.2 Some call an ἐπιχείρημα a reason,

1 The last or lowest species. p. § 56 and VII. i. 23.

2 i.e. the major and minor premisses and the conclusion. See v. xiv. 6 sqq.

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