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Headword: Pithanon
Adler number: pi,1572
Translated headword: persuasive, convincing
Vetting Status: high
A persuasive proposition is the [sort] which leads toward assent. For example, “if someone brought forth an [offspring], she is its mother”. But this [is] false; for a bird is not the mother of an egg.
Greek Original:
Pithanon: pithanon axiôma esti, to agon eis sunkatathesin. hoion ei tis ti eteken, ekeinê ekeinou mêtêr esti. pseudos de touto: ou gar hê ornis ôiou esti mêtêr.
Taken from Diogenes Laertius 7.75 in the context of a Stoic doxography.
cf. generally pi 1573, pi 1574.
Keywords: definition; philosophy; zoology
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 10 December 2003@12:51:21.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keyword, status) on 10 December 2003@13:50:49.
David Whitehead (x-refs; cosmetics) on 11 December 2003@03:16:02.
David Whitehead on 2 October 2011@06:37:33.


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