antiquity.; for by it only is reality beheld. Those who share this
faith will think your words superlativelyFor
A)MHXA/NWS W(S Cf. Charm.
155 DA)MH/XANO/N TI OI(=ON. Cf. 588 A,
Phaedo 80 C, 95 C, Laws 782 A, also
Rep. 331 AQAUMA/STOS W(S,
Hipp. Maj. 282 C, Epin. 982 C-E,
Aristoph.Birds 427, Lysist. 198, 1148. true. But those who have and have had
no inkling of it will naturally think them all moonshine.This is the thought more technically expressed in the
“earlier” work, Crito 49 D. Despite his
faith in dialectics Plato recognizes that the primary assumptions on which
argument necessarily proceeds are irreducible choices of personality. Cf.
What Plato Said, p. 478, Class. Phil.