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[255d]

Stranger
And other is always relative to other, is it not?

Theaetetus
Yes.

Stranger
It would not be so, if being and the other were not utterly different. If the other, like being, partook of both absolute and relative existence, there would be also among the others that exist another not in relation to any other; but as it is, we find that whatever is other is just what it is through compulsion of some other.

Theaetetus
The facts are as you say.

Stranger
Then we must place the nature of “the other” as a fifth


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