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Hence the chronicler makes no secret of his antecedents, nor did they interfere with his career.
We see how different this metaphysical conception is from that scientific notion of cosmic evolution in which the lower stages are the antecedents and conditions of the higher.
Whately defined it as "a conditional syllogism with two or more antecedents in the major and a disjunctive minor."
Many of his complaints of the system were certainly just; but it may be doubted whether any university system would have been profitable to him, considering his antecedents.
As a general rule, no man can be completely dissevered from his national antecedents and 1 See Diihring, Kritische Ges.