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[191a] and are set free from perplexity, then, and not before, we will speak of others as involved in those absurdities, and we ourselves shall stand free from ridicule. But if we find no escape from our perplexity, we shall, I fancy, become low-spirited, like seasick people, and shall allow the argument to trample on us and do to us anything it pleases. Hear, then, by what means I still see a prospect of success for our quest.

Do speak.

I shall deny that we were right when we agreed that it is impossible for a man to have opinion that the things he does not know are the things which he knows,

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