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[287c] But I think the reason will nevertheless be clear as we go on.

Younger Socrates
Then we had better divide in another way.

Let us divide them, then, like an animal that is sacrificed, by joints, since we cannot bisect them; for we must always divide into a number of parts as near two as possible.

Younger Socrates
How shall we do it in the present instance?

Just as in the previous case, you know, we classed all the arts which furnished tools for weaving as contingent causes.

Younger Socrates

So now we must do the same thing, but it is even more imperative.

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