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[200d] It is impossible to know the latter until we have adequately comprehended the nature of knowledge.

As the case now stands, Socrates, we cannot help thinking as you say.

To begin, then, at the beginning once more, what shall we say knowledge is? For surely we are not going to give it up yet, are we?

Not by any means, unless, that is, you give it up.

Tell us, then, what definition will make us contradict ourselves least.

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