theory and fact, is
valid against eristic but not against dialectic. See What Plato
Said, p. 534 on Phaedo 99 E, and on 473 A;
also What Plato Said, p. 625 on Laws 636
A. A favorite formula of Aristotle runs, “This is true in
theory and is confirmed by facts.” Cf. Eth. Nic.
1099 b 25, 1123 b
22, 1131 a 13, Pol.
1323 a 39-b 6, 1326
a 25 and 29, 1334 a 5-6. he sees that
of those who turn to philosophy,Scholars in
politics cut a sorry figure. For this popular view of philosophers Cf.
Theaet. 173 C ff., 174 C-D, Gorg.
484-486 C, Phaedo 64 B. Cf. also Isoc. passim, e.
g.Antid. 250, 312. not merely
c. vii. 70 of good
H(DI/OUS. form of government, anarchic and motley,
assigning a kind of equality indiscriminately to equals and unequals
alike!Cf. What Plato
Said, p. 634, on Laws 744 B-C, and
ibid. p. 508 on Gorg. 508 A,
1131 a 23-24, Newman, i. p. 248,
Xen.Cyr. ii. 2. 18.”
“Yes,” he said, “everybody knows
the corresponding private character. Or must we first, as in the case of the
polity, consider the origin of the type?”
“Yes,” he said. “Is not this, then, the way of
it? Our thriftyCf. 572 C, Theogn.