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[89] The following type of argument on the other hand is more serviceable in questions turning [p. 251] on definition or quality.1 “If strength is good for the body, health is no less good.” “If theft is a crime, sacrilege is a greater crime.” “If abstinence is a virtue, so is self-control.” “If the world is governed by providence, the state also requires a government.” “If a house cannot be built without a plan, what of a whole city?” “If naval stores require careful supervision, so also do arms.”

1 See iii. 6. passim.

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