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[267e] and that which is founded on knowledge, a sort of scientific imitation.


We mat therefore apply ourselves to the former, for we found that the sophist was among those who imitate but was not among those who know.

Very true.

Then let us examine the opinion-imitator as if he were a piece of iron, and see whether he is sound or there is still some seam in him.

Let us do so.

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