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  1. Sep 2013
    1. when he has further learnt what its subject-matter is and in what respects it differs from the syllogism of strict logic. The true and the approximately true are apprehended by the same faculty; it may also be noted that men have a sufficient natural instinct for what is true, and usually do arrive at the truth. Hence the man who makes a good guess at truth is likely to make a good guess at probabilities.

      rhetoric differs from strict logic. It appeals to the other modes of persuasion as well (ethos, pathos) and is based more in probability than undisputed facts