Tantum unum est

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Only one thing is

Quicquid est praeter ens est non ens (Whatever is besides being is not being). Sed non ens est nihil (but not being is nothing). Igitur quicquid est praeter ens est nihil (therefore whatever is besides being is nothing). Sed ens est unum (but being is one). Igitur quicquid est praeter unum est nihil (therefore whatever is besides one is nothing).

Igitur TANTUM UNUM EST (therefore only one thing is).

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In Averroes

In libros Physicorum 1.10

Syllogismus autem Parmenidis est quod quicquid est praeter ens est non ens; et quod est non ens nihil est; ergo ens est unum[1].

See also

Links

  • Sten Ebbesen, "Tantum unum est. 13th-century sophismatic discussions around the Parmenidean thesis", The Modern Schoolman, LXXII, January/March 1995

Notes

  1. Aristotelis De physico auditu libri octo cum Averrois Cordubensis variis in eosdem commentariis, Venetiis, Apud Iunctas, 1562, fol. 10G (vol. 4 of the Iuntine Aristotle; rp. Frankfurt am Main, Minerva, 1962).
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