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[609b] remains that could; for obviously1 the good will never destroy anything, nor yet again will that which is neutral and neither good nor evil2.” “How could it?” he said. “If, then, we discover3 anything that has an evil which vitiates it, yet is not able to dissolve and destroy it, shall we not thereupon know that of a thing so constituted there can be no destruction?” “That seems likely,” he said. “Well, then,” said I, “has not the soul something that makes it evil?” “Indeed it has,” he said, “all the things that we were just now enumerating,

1 γεvi termini. Cf. 379 A, Phaedo 106 D.

2 See What Plato Said, p. 490, on Lysis 216 D.

3 Cf. Vol. I. p. 529, note a, on 478 D.

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