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[582d] “Then,” said I, “so far as experience goes, he is the best judge of the three.” “By far.” “And again, he is the only one whose experience will have been accompanied1 by intelligence.” “Surely.” “And yet again, that which is the instrument, or ὄργανον, of judgement2 is the instrument, not of the lover of gain or of the lover of honor, but of the lover of wisdom.” “What is that?” “It was by means of words and discussion3 that we said the judgement must be reached; was it not?” “Yes.” “And they are the instrument mainly of the philosopher.” “Of course.” “Now if wealth and profit were the best criteria by which things are judged,

1 For the periphrasis γεγονὼς ἔσται Cf. Charm. 174 Dἀπολελοιπὸς ἔσται.

2 Cf. 508 B, 518 C, 527 D.

3 Cf. on 582 A, p. 376, note d.

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