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Sine Qua Non

Sine qua non: An essential condition; a thing that is absolutely necessary.

Example: "Using Latin phrases that then need to be defined via hyperlink is a sine qua non in any book written by a philosopher."

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A Critique of Conceptual Metaphor Theory

Where analytic philosophy is an embrace of analytic truths and formal logic as the sine qua non of philosophical investigation, conceptual metaphor theory is a full-throated rejection of that idea.