Third option

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The phrase "tertium quid" (or "third option" in Latin) refers to something that exposes a dichotomy as false. A tertium quid is not somewhere between the two options (grey is not a tertium quid to the dichotomy of black vs. white), but rather something entirely new, something that escapes the one-dimensional line between two options.


A third option is a way to break a false dilemma, showing that neither of the suggested solutions is a good idea.

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External links

  1. Tertium Quid, by Tailsteak

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