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We must not let that happen to us in our search through lack of diligence. So let us first take up again one of our statements about the sophist. For there is one of them which seemed to me to designate him most plainly.

Which was it?

I think we said he was a disputer.


And did we not also say that he taught this same art of disputing to others?


Now let us examine and see what the subjects are about which such men say they make their pupils able to dispute. Let us begin our examination

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