ex silentio

ex silentio

(ɛks sɪˈlɛnʃɪˌəʊ)
adv, adj
(of a theory, assumption, etc) based on a lack of evidence to the contrary
[literally: from silence]
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Third, Pasnau's reliance on early texts in Aquinas's career to buttress his interpretation, while dismissing later ones as ambiguous, seems to smack of argumentum ex silentio.
For this to be more than an elaborate argumentum ex silentio, Skinner must exhibit the use of the once-scorned techniques of ornatus in the later works.