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Shall we then agree that all that we perceive by sight or hearing we know? For instance, shall we say that before having learned the language of foreigners we do not hear them when they speak, or that we both hear and know what they say? And again, if we do not know the letters, shall we maintain that we do not see them when we look at them or that if we really see them we know them?

We shall say, Socrates, that we know just so much of them as we hear or see: in the case of the letters, we both see and know the form and color,

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