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Can it be, Theaetetus, that we now, in this casual manner, have found out on this day what many wise men have long been seeking and have grown grey in the search?

I, at any rate, Socrates, think our present statement is good.

Probably this particular statement is so; for what knowledge could there still be apart from reason and right opinion? One point, however, in what has been said is unsatisfactory to me.

What point?

Just that which seems to be the cleverest; the assertion that the elements are unknowable and the class of combinations

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