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Joseph Jastrow, Fact and Fable in Psychology (New York 1900) pp. 236 sqq. 20. Manifestum est enim quod quae sic (sc. analogice) dicuntur, media sunt inter univoca et aequivoca . . In his quae praedicto modo dicuntur idem nomen de diversis praedicatur secundum rationem partim eamdem, partim diversam. , lect. 3 Cathala ed. ) Iste modus communi- Page 47 tatis (sc. analogia) medius est inter puram aequivocationem et simplicem univocationem. (Summa Theologica I, q. 13, a. ) 21. Cf. J. M. Baldwin, op.

Hence St. 56a The example which St. e. e. celestial, quintessential) bodies. The example is not an apt one for our times since it involves the obsolete conceptions of an antiquated physical theory. However, it is only an example, not a principle of doctrine, and we may substitute any more modern conception we choose provided it illustrates the point in question. Take, for instance, the predication of body with respect to a sphere and a baseball, a square and a block of wood, an ellipse and a football.

London) Bk. 4, chap. 17, sect. 12, p. 564. 29. Bernard Bosanquet, Logic (Oxford 1911) vol. II, pp. 87 sqq. 30. S. Schiller, Formal Logic, (London 1912) p. 342. 31. There are numerous texts in the writings of St. Thomas in which this doctrine is set forth. I quote Page 48 only one short passage in which it is briefly but clearly stated. Dicit ergo primo quod ens sive quod est dicitur multipliciter. Sed sciendum quod aliquid praedicature de diversis multipliciter: quandoque quidem secundum rationem omnino eamdem; et tunc dicitur de eis univoce praedicari, sicut animal de equo et bove.

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