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  • The scholastic phi - losophers said that these propositions were self-evident ex terminis, that is, as soon as the terms in them are understood” (New Essays IV, vii, 1).


  • It is a book (mind you) on the history of new media (what a contradiction in terminis) in The Netherlands.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Per se notae means that they are self-evident; ex terminis adds that they are self-evident in virtue of being analytically true.

    John Duns Scotus

  • These are propositions that are not per se notae ex terminis and do not follow from such propositions, but are "highly consonant" with such propositions.

    John Duns Scotus

  • Venetis, atque adeo regis Romanorum subditis largita vnquam aut donata fuit, celsitudinem vestram rogamus ne tam singularis beneficenti� laus in tam angustis terminis duorum aut trium hominum concludatur, sed ad vniuersos subditos nostrus diffusa, propagat醧ue, celsitudinis vestr� beneficium e� reddat augustius, qu� eiusdem donatio lati鵶 patebit, et ad plures pertinebit.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Britannicis, hospita praebuit; eosque, in terminis, si qui essent

    Narrative of the Voyages Round The World, Performed by Captain James Cook

  • Paul of Venice: Logica magna, prima pars, Tractatus de terminis, ed.N. Kretzmann, Oxford: Oxford Univ.

    Medieval Semiotics

  • As Paul of Venice points out, in principle it would be possible to form syllogisms or to draw conclusions by using sticks and stones instead of words or sentences (¦ possemus cum baculis syllogizare et cum lapidibus concludere) (Paul of Venice, Logica magna, prima pars, Tract. de terminis, 1979, 78).

    Medieval Semiotics

  • For as regards the correctness and precision of the insight of the understanding, examples are commonly injurious rather than otherwise, because, as casus in terminis they seldom adequately fulfil the conditions of the rule.

    Blowing Hot and Cold

  • So that whereas Moses seemed not, clearly and in terminis, to express himself as to the resurrection, the Sadducees would not admit it as an article of their faith, though something like it may have occurred in the Prophets, so long as those expressions in the Prophets may be turned to some other sense, either historical or allegorical.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica


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