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Of course.

He knows, that is, the S and the O.


How is that? He is ignorant of each, and knowing neither of them he knows them both?

That is monstrous and absurd, Socrates.

And yet if a knowledge of each letter is necessary before one can know both, he who is ever to know a syllable must certainly know the letters first, and so our fine theory will have run away and vanished!

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