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Socrates
Then would such a man ever count anything—either any abstract numbers in his head, or any such external objects as possess number?

Theaetetus
Of course,

Socrates
But we shall affirm that counting is the same thing as considering how great any number in question is.

Theaetetus
We shall.

Socrates
Then he who by our previous admission knows all number is found to be considering that which he knows as if he did not know it. You have doubtless heard of such ambiguities.

Theaetetus
Yes, I have.

Socrates
Continuing, then, our comparison with the acquisition


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