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1 For Platonic intellectualism the life of the ordinary man is something between sleep and waking. Cf. Apol. 31 A. Note the touch of humor in τελέως ἐπικαταδαρθάνειν. Cf. Bridges, Psychology, p. 382: “There is really no clear-cut distinction between what is usually called sleeping and waking. In sleep we are less awake than in the waking hours, and in waking life we are less asleep than in sleep.”
2 Plato likes to affirm his ideal only of the philosophic rulers.
3 Cf. 376 D, 369 C, 472 E, Critias 106 A.
4 A slight touch of humor. Cf. the schoolgirl who said, “These equations are inconsiderate and will not be solved.”
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