1 The definition shows that in this passage λογις1μός2 is a generalisation, like the πρόληψις2 of Epicurus, whose language is borrowed. But whereas πρόληψις2 corresponds to a general term (e. g. " man "), λογις1μός2 here seems to mean a general proposition (e. g. " man is mortal "). Later on it means the use of λογις1μοί in making ς1υλλογις1μοί, that is, deduction. " Theory " and "theorising " are the nearest equivalents I can think of.
2 I. e., if the general statement from which we deduce conclusions be a plausible but untrue hypothesis. Conclusions drawn from such hypotheses lead to nowhere.
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