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[859e] are quite beautiful in respect of their very just character.

Would not that be right?

Perhaps; but let us observe this,—that if all things which belong to justice are beautiful, that “all” includes for us passions1 nearly as much as actions.

Well, what then?

Every just action, in so far as it shares in justice, practically in the same degree partakes of beauty.


It is agreed also—if our argument is to be consistent—

1 i.e. “sufferings.”

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