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Nomina sunt consequentia rerum--Names are the consequences of things," runs a line in Dante's La Vita Nuova (1295).
For Boccaccio, "nomina sunt consequentia rerum," and throughout his literary works, names are never accidental.
But, before we do so we must yield concern to the condition of such a relation and determine whether all names are the result of things (nomina sunt consequentia rerum) (12) or rather, as Isidore of Seville maintained, that some names are imposed not according to nature but arbitrarily and can be called conventional ("Non omnia nomina a veteribus secundum naturam imposita sunt, sed quaedam et secundum placitu").
Firstly, the principle, very much alive in the thirteenth century, of nomina sunt consequentia rerum, by which the name of something could embody and reproduce its essential nature, reminds us of the interdependence of words.
For example, the accepted wisdom that names tell us something about their referents, that nomina sunt consequentia rerum ('names are the consequences of the things which are named'), (27) lent authority to arguments from etymology (false if necessary).
As in law, so in morality: ab abusu ad usum non valet consequentia.
It is neither a consequentia list argument that the system will be better with less interrogation, nor a reliance on some abstract notion of fairness.
A suitable conclusion seems to be Ab esse ad posse valet consequentia although that proverb may be non-Bayesian in spirit.
34) The reference to the medieval dictum, found in Dante's Vita nuova--"Nomina sunt consequentia rerum"--is all too obvious.
Gundissalinus uses here the expression consequentia entis from his translation of Avicenna's Prima philosophia.
Form and Matter in Later Latin Medieval Logic: The Cases of Suppositio and Consequentia, CATARINA DUTILH NOVAES
Consequentia patet, quia complexum non est causa rei nec cognoscere complexum praecise esset cognoscere quoniam illius est causa.