Terminus ad quem

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TERMINUS AD QUEM. The point of termination of a private way is so called.

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Burnyeat advocates an alternate reading, in which Kara [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is implied instead, on the grounds that it is more economical than supplying [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], that it accords with the Kosman reading of Aristotle's definition of change such that change is governed by a potentiality to be in the terminus ad quem, and that it offers a series of contrasts that are all concerned with ways of being in potentiality.
This is why Hall warns against too quickly embracing the Romantic vision, for the romantics ignore the fact that while "the creative imagination is the Chaos terminus a quo," the world (that is, the existing things or events we encounter) "is the [Chaos] terminus ad quem, the polar character of which," Hall insists, "sets the permeable bounds to meaning and existence" (Hall 1982a, 193).
Only in the "Afterword," on "Scott's Parental Interest," does Brewer reveal his justification for "my terminus ad quem of 1825 (the year in which Sir Walter Scott's Tales of the Crusaders first appeared)" (188).
However, he suggests 1785, the publication year of Schutz's review, as terminus a quo, and the end of Mutach's student years in 1789, as terminus ad quem.
This reigning scientific orthodoxy has not only removed the hand of God from human and natural affairs, it has also led humanity to a state of despair--for, if earthquakes can be explained away in terms of the movement of tectonic plates, and all that happens on earth in terms of randomly occurring processes, then life on this ravaged planet itself becomes a terminus ad quem, without any hope of a future life.
The "warre of all against all" is not only a terminus a quo of state power (its point of departure) but also, under specific conditions, a terminus ad quem (its fateful undoing).
In "Catholic Communities and Their Art," Annabel Patterson writes about "the role of the visual arts in consoling, consolidating, and even creating English Catholic communities" (112), especially in the first half of the seventeenth century--thus just past the terminus ad quem of the "Pre-Modern" of this collection's title.
Inoltre e anche strano che per il terminus ad quem sia stato scelto l'Ottocento, anche perche l'italiano letterario degli ultimi cent'anni non solo ha subito modifiche ma continua a essere il termine di paragone per tutte le altre varieta linguistiche.
His terminus ad quem for the Mass Proper is based on his dating of the latest feasts with uniquely assigned chants, the Marian festivals and the Dedication.
Eco's most important revisions of A Theory of Semiotics (which are for the most part the result of his new considerations on the Peircean Dynamic Object, from a terminus ad quem to a terminus a quo), like his return to some old debates with T.
The terminus ad quem allows one to determine the nature of the effect of the Council of Trent on the book trade, a subject to which Vogel devotes only a few pages (150-55).
1933 was chosen by Derek Brewer as the terminus ad quem for his two-volume anthology Chaucer: The Critical Heritage because it marked the beginning of the 'Chaucer industry' (ii.