Ex — Arguments (Ex Concessis…)

Some argument schemes are designated by Latin labels, S. Ab —; Ad —; Ex —. This entry lists the labels using the Latin preposition ex (rarely e, and never e before a vowel).

E/ex means “taken from”; in the construction “arguments e/ex N” the Latin noun N refers to the substance, from which the argument is drawn.

A list of “ex + N” Arguments

Latin name of the argument • Meaning of the Latin word(s)Latin
(When necessary a word-for-word translation)
• English equivalent(s)
• Reference to the corresponding entry/ies
ex concessis
(sg. ex concesso)
e concessu gentium
Lat. concedere, “admit; agree with sb” — arg. from the consensus of nations; from traditional wisdom; from what is admitted by the audience or the opponent
— S. Consensus; Authority; Ex concessis; Ex datis; Beliefs of the Audience; Concession; Ad hominem.
e contrario
[generally a contrario]
Lat. contrarius, “contrary; opposite” — S. Opposites
ex datis Lat. datum, “gift” — arg. from the facts as such; from what is accepted by the audience — S. Ex datis
ex notatione Lat. notatio, from notare “stamp with a mark” — arg. from “what the word (truly) says”; argument from the meaning or of a word.
S. True Meaning of the Word; Derived Words
ex silentio Lat. silentium, “silence” — S. Silence

As the ab and ad arguments, the ex arguments do not refer to a unified category of arguments, or to a common semantic family, nor to a formal type.