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[248d] to learn more clearly from them whether they agree that the soul knows and that being is known.

They certainly assent to that.

Well then, do you say that knowing or being known is an active or passive condition, or both? Or that one is passive and the other active? Or that neither has any share at all in either of the two?

Clearly they would say that neither has any share in either; for otherwise they would be contradicting themselves.

I understand; this at least is true,

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