Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 790.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 07:15:27 +0100
From: email@example.com (Dr. Eberhard Schmidt-Ihn)
Subject: Re: 14.0036 applause for argumenta ad risum
reference is made to 12.0366 argumenta ad risum (25.Jan 1999).
"Cui bono?" is not the "so what" argument but instead it is a problem
solving question. "Cui bono" means "who has a benefit" from something (a
crime e.g.), and answering this question can lead to the perpetrator (in
case of a crime), per hoc quod a perpetrator always aimes at his benefit.
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