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[264d] nor appearance exists at all, because falsehood never exists anywhere in any way.


But now, since the existence of false speech and false opinion has been proved, it is possible for imitations of realities to exist and for an art of deception to arise from this condition of mind.

Yes, it is possible.

And we decided some time ago that the sophist was in one of those two divisions of the image-making class.


Then let us try again; let us divide in two

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