“so that Socrates may contrive, as he always does, to evade
answering himself but may cross-examine the other man and refute his
replies.” “Why, how,” I said, “my
dear fellow, could anybody answer if in the first place he did not know and
did not even profess to know, and secondly even if he had some notion of the
matter, he had been told by a man of weight that he mustn't give any of his
suppositions as an answer?
Plato. Plato in Twelve Volumes, Vols. 5 & 6 translated by Paul Shorey. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1969.
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