equivocation

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By demonstrating in a compelling manner that DNA was not intended by Cajetan as an exposition of Thomas Aquinas' doctrine of analogy, but rather as an attempt to answer the objection, issuing from Duns Scotus, that argumentation employing analogical terms necessarily commits the fallacy of equivocation, Hochschild eliminates from the scholarly conversation much of the motive behind the standard complaint that Cajetan got Thomas wrong.
The Fallacy of Equivocation -- a word is used in two different contexts and is assumed to have the same meaning in both contexts, when distinct meanings ought to be preferred.
The fallacy of equivocation occurs when there is a shift in the meaning of a word as it appears in different places within an argument.