From the Latinsequitur (“it follows”), the third person form of sequor (“I follow”).
Sequitur Sentence Examples
Pataky's laudatory review of The Sound Of Music had a non sequitur at the end.
Evidently his voice, language and mannerism were consistent with his looks; even the apparent non sequitur.
Descartes, the founder of psychological idealism, having proceeded from the conscious fact, cogito ergo sum, to the non sequitur that I am a soul, and all a soul can perceive is its ideas, nevertheless went on to the further illogical conclusion that from these mental ideas I can (by the grace of God) infer things which are extended substances or bodies, as well as thinking substances or souls.
Like Leibnitz, he proceeds from the fact that our perceptions are sometimes conscious, sometimes unconscious, to the inconsequent conclusion, that there are beings with nothing but unconscious perceptions; and by a similar non sequitur, because there is the idea of an end in will, he argues that there must be an unconscious idea of an end in instinctive, in reflex, in all action.
But this is little more than a logical non sequitur.