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[201c] they have judged without knowledge, though they are rightly persuaded, if the judgement they have passed is correct, have they not?


But, my friend, if true opinion and knowledge were the same thing in law courts, the best of judges could never have true opinion without knowledge; in fact, however, it appears that the two are different.

Oh yes, I remember now, Socrates, having heard someone make the distinction, but I had forgotten it. He said that knowledge was true opinion accompanied by reason,

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    • R. G. Bury, The Symposium of Plato, 202A
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