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Boast not too soon! For there still remains, my friend, the first and greatest of perplexities. It affects the very beginning of the matter.

What do you mean? Do not hesitate to speak.

To that which is may be added or attributed some other thing which is?

Of course.

But shall we assert that to that which is not anything which is can be attributed?

Certainly not.

Now we assume that all number is among the things which are.

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