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Aristotle - The Organon - index for DE SOPHISTICIS ELENCHIS Section 2 Part 7

On the sources of these fallacies

  
Paragraph 1 The deception comes about in the case of arguments that depend on ambiguity of words and of phrases because we are unable to divide the ambiguous term (for some terms it is not easy to divide, e.g. 'unity', 'being', and 'sameness'), while in those that depend on combination and division, it is because we suppose that it makes no difference whether the phrase be combined or divided, as is indeed the case with most phrases.


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