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They say it is having knowledge.


Let us make a slight change and say possessing knowledge.

Why, how will you claim that the one differs from the other?

Perhaps it doesn't; but first hear how it seems to me to differ, and then help me to test my view.

I will if I can.

Well, then, having does not seem to me the same as possessing. For instance, if a man bought a cloak and had it under his control, but did not wear it, we should certainly say, not that he had it, but that he possessed it.

And rightly.

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