Now, those facts which form the matter of the affirmation or denial are not propositions; yet these two are said to be opposed in the same sense as the affirmation and denial, for in this case also the type of antithesis is the same.
It is evident that 'positives' and 'privatives' are not opposed each to each in the same sense as relatives.
That those terms which fall under the heads of 'positives' and 'privatives' are not opposed each to each as contraries, either, is plain from the following facts: Of a pair of contraries such that they have no intermediate, one or the other must needs be present in the subject in which they naturally subsist, or of which they are predicated; for it is those, as we proved,' in the case of which this necessity obtains, that have no intermediate.
It is, therefore, plain that 'positives' and 'privatives' are not opposed each to each in either of the senses in which contraries are opposed.
(iv) Statements opposed as affirmation and negation belong manifestly to a class which is distinct, for in this case, and in this case only, it is necessary for the one opposite to be true and the other false.
'Double' and 'half' are opposed to each other as correlatives: neither of them is true or false.
At the same time, when the words which enter into opposed statements are contraries, these, more than any other set of opposites, would seem to claim this characteristic.
At the flourish of clarions and trumpets, they started out against each other at full gallop; and such was the superior dexterity or good fortune of the challengers, that those opposed to Bois-Guilbert, Malvoisin, and Front-de-B uf, rolled on the ground.
The spirits, therefore, of those opposed to them, seemed to be considerably damped by their continued success.
When the two champions stood opposed to each other at the two extremities of the lists, the public expectation was strained to the highest pitch.
To these would be opposed
a militia amounting to near half a million of citizens with arms in their hands, officered by men chosen from among themselves, fighting for their common liberties, and united and conducted by governments possessing their affections and confidence.
Now, it hardly seems probable, as a matter of observation, that there are images of images, as opposed to images of sensations.
If I have had images of a given prototype many times, I can mean one of these, as opposed to the rest, by recollecting the time and place or any other distinctive association of that one occasion.
In the sense in which objects (as opposed to propositions) are data, it would seem natural to say that those objects of which we are conscious are data.
Psychology is concerned, inter alia, with our sensations when we see a piece of matter, as opposed to the matter which we see.