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[511e] understanding for the second; assign belief1 to the third, and to the last picture-thinking or conjecture,2 and arrange them in a proportion,3 considering that they participate in clearness and precision in the same degree as their objects partake of truth and reality.” “I understand,” he said; “I concur and arrange them as you bid.”

1 πίστις is of course not “faith” in Plato, but Neoplatonists, Christians, and commentators have confused the two ideas hopelessly.

2 εἰκασία undoubtedly had this connotation for Plato.

3 Cf. on 508 C, p. 103, note b.

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