wn astronomy, assuming that this science, the discussion of which has been
passed over, is available,i.e.
“assuming this to exist,” “vorhanden
sein,” which is the usual meaning of U(PA/RXEIN in classical Greek. The science, of course, is
solid geometry, which is still undeveloped, but in Plato's state will be
constituted as a regular science through endowed research. provided,
that is, that the state pursues it.” “That is
likely,” said he; “and instead of the vulgar
utilitarianCf. Vol. I. p. 410, note c, on
442 E, Gorg. 482 E, Rep. 581 D,
Cratyl. 400 A, Apol. 32 A, Aristot.Pol.
1333 b 9. commendation of astronomy, for
which you just now rebuked me, Socrates, I now will praise it on your