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  • Now, it seems to me that the Vulgate does a very ingenious thing by translatingκειμενον as positum (– us) (from pono) simply “put” or “laid,” but linking this basic term toεντετυλιγμενον by choosing involutum (involutus, – a, – um), which means literally hidden, obscured, or veiled.

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  • Now, it seems to me that the Vulgate does a very ingenious thing by translatingκειμενον as positum (– us) (from pono) simply “put” or “laid,” but linking this basic term toεντετυλιγμενον by choosing involutum (involutus, – a, – um), which means literally hidden, obscured, or veiled.

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  • Neither step 2 nor its contradictory follows from the positum alone.

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  • That is, for him, a propositum is "sequentially relevant" if and only if it logically follows from the positum alone; it is "incompatibly relevant" if and only if its contradictory opposite follows from the positum alone; it is "irrelevant" if and only if it is neither sequentially nor incompatibly relevant.

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  • This is just a repetition of the positum, except that here it is not being posited but proposed.

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  • Step 3 follows from the positum and the contradictory of step 2 (step 2 was denied, recall).

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  • (The positum says nothing at all about the location of the Mason-Dixon Line or of Atlanta.)

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  • On this account, a positio would explore "what would happen" if the positum were true but everything else stayed as much as possible the same as it really is.

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  • If the respondent denies the positum, the disputation is over before it really gets started.

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  • From the positum it follows neither that the capital of Pennsylvania is south of the Mason-Dixon Line nor that it isn't.

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