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[53] In all cases, however, in which we enquire into the nature and meaning of an act, and which can be considered by themselves apart from all considerations of persons and all else that gives rise to the actual cause, there are clearly three points to which we must give attention, namely Whether it is, What it is and Of what kind it is. But as there are certain “places”1 of argument which are common to all three questions, this triple division is impracticable and we must therefore consider these questions rather in connexion with those “places” in which they most naturally arise.

1 See above § 20.

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