Amphiboly. The ambiguity of a proposition, as distinguished from
homonymia, the ambiguity of a term.
(a) Aio te Æacida Romanos vincere posse.
(b) The Duke yet
lives that Henry shall depose.
The Latin language is peculiarly exposed
to amphiboly from the absence of articles, and the various admissible
arrangement of words, in conjunction with the constant use of the
infinitive at once governed by and governing an accusative. Kant employs
the term in a sense of his own, as he has done in the case of other
philosophical words. He denotes by it a confusion of the notions of the
pure understanding with the perceptions of experience, and a consequent
ascription to the latter of what belongs only to the former.