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[231b] when people are sufficiently on their guard.

No, probably not.

Then let it be agreed that part of the discriminating art is purification, and as part of purification let that which is concerned with the soul be separated off, and as part of this, instruction, and as part of instruction, education; and let us agree that the cross-questioning of empty conceit of wisdom, which has come to light in our present discussion, is nothing else than the true-born art of sophistry.

Let us agree to all that; but the sophist has by this time appeared to be so many things that I am at a loss

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