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  • To think that they do seems to rely on a kind of ignotum per ignotius: We have no satisfying account of complex phenomenon X, so we explain it in terms of, even more complex phenomenon Y, a mind capable of consciously producing X.

    Picking Hypotheses

  • To think that they do seems to rely on a kind of ignotum per ignotius: We have no satisfying account of complex phenomenon X, so we explain it in terms of, even more complex phenomenon Y, a mind capable of consciously producing X.

    "The Rumors of My Importance Have Been Greatly Exaggerated"

  • To think that they do seems to rely on a kind of ignotum per ignotius: We have no satisfying account of complex phenomenon X, so we explain it in terms of, even more complex phenomenon Y, a mind capable of consciously producing X.

    Archive 2004-12-01

  • Jung argues that he avoided their fate, the "Solar niger" of alchemy, by surrendering his ego to the ignotum per ignotius rather than hiding in terror among the ruins of its brutal defeat.

    Romanticism, Alchemy, and Psychology

  • 'Omne ignotum pro magnifico,' you know, and my poor little reputation, such as it is, will suffer shipwreck if I am so candid.

    Sole Music

  • Polygamy is permitted and wives can get income support/unemployment benefits or whatever from the State. ignotum per ignotius

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Polygamy is permitted and wives can get income support/unemployment benefits or whatever from the State. ignotum per ignotius

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • I could go on ad nauseam but I think my ignotum per ignotius argument speaks for itself.

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  • He loved thus to keep things floating in conjecture: Omne ignotum pro magnifico est.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • But if you start from “God” as something that is given in experience, and has to be explained, and they say, “God is the world,” you are affording what is to some extent an explanation, in so far as you are reducing what is unknown to what is partly known (ignotum per notius); but it is only a verbal explanation.

    Religion

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