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You are putting up a brave fight, Theaetetus. But is not the all precisely that of which nothing is wanting?


And is not just this same thing, from which nothing whatsoever is lacking, a whole? For that from which anything is lacking is neither a whole nor all, which have become identical simultaneously and for the same reason.

I think now that there is no difference between all and whole.

We were saying, were we not, that if there are parts of anything, the whole and all of it will be all the parts?


Once more, then, as I was trying to say just now, if the syllable is not the letters, does it not follow necessarily

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