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Now see whether it is possible in the same way for one who possesses knowledge not to have it, as, for instance, if a man should catch wild birds—pigeons or the like—and should arrange an aviary at home and keep them in it, we might in a way assert that he always has them because he possesses them, might we not?


And yet in another way that he has none of them, but that he has acquired power over them, since he has brought them under his control in his own enclosure,

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