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[159a] or in any other respect whatsoever, when it is wholly other.

Must we not, then, necessarily agree that such a thing is also unlike?

It seems so to me.

Then if anything happens to become like or unlike anything—either itself or anything else—we shall say that when it becomes like it becomes the same, and when it becomes unlike it becomes other?

We must.

Well, we said before, did we not, that the active elements were many—infinite in fact—and likewise the passive elements?


And furthermore, that any given element, by uniting at different times with different partners, will beget, not the same, but other results?

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