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He unfolds it that there with To modern eyes this is incomprehensible, The reasoning seems not merely inconclusive inept. _Je Caelo and and there is no sign elsewhere that he ever force. not to say embarrassing. but time. these, an air of total assurance, came This is one of Aristotle's stran- associated doctrine that nothing is possible it appears to turn on one or another puerile argue here that this is a false impression. If the De Caelo argument is more subtle and also more cogent than is generally supposed.

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