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.
2i.e. the major and minor premisses and the conclusion.
See v. xiv. 6 sqq.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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