Thursday, May 19, 2011
eo ipso [ˈeɪoʊ ˈɪpsoʊ] advb. phr.
1.) By that very act (or quality); through that alone; thereby (Oxford English Dictionary 2nd Edition).
Etymology: Latin, ablative of id ipsum, that (thing) itself.
"It is part of the definitions of a soldier or a servant that they have certain duties; a servant who acts contrary to his master's wishes or interests is eo ipso a bad servant, and a soldier whose conduct is conducive to the losing of wars by his side is eo ipso a bad soldier" (Theories of Ethics, Philippa Foot, 1968).
Dear readers, MA will be taking a short break for the next few days because my parents are visiting from the States and we're embarking on a whirlwind tour of Britain. Don't worry, though, I'll be blogging your faces off when I get back!
Posted by -E- at 3:34 PM