obscurum per obscurius


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obscurum per obscurius

(əbˈskjʊərəm pɜːr əbˈskjʊərɪəs)
n
(Philosophy) another term for ignotum per ignotius
[Latin: the obscure by the more obscure]
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With his great knowledge of Latin he should have no problem in translating 'obscurum per obscurius'.
It seems a bloated realism at best, one that explains obscurum per obscurius, and that is committed more to Meinong than to Aristotle and Brentano.
To some readers this may seem like a case of explaining obscurum per obscurius, but Della Rocca's analogy is both ingenious and illuminating.
From the beginner's point of view it must often seem a matter of obscurum per obscurius. The vantage point from which the various sciences are compared is not the vantage point of any special science.
The implications of this conclusion, however, remain enigmatic.(13) Indeed it is a case of obscurum per obscurius, for we lack firm dates and provenance for both these works.