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[186c] can be perceived by human beings, and also by animals, from the moment of birth; whereas reflections about these, with reference to their being and usefulness, are acquired, if at all, with difficulty and slowly, through many troubles, in other words, through education?


Is it, then, possible for one to attain “truth” who cannot even get as far as “being”?


And will a man ever have knowledge of anything the truth of which he fails to attain?

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