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But he is still, as we say, without knowledge, though he has right opinion?


Yes, but with his opinion he has rational explanation; for he wrote with the method in terms of letters in his mind, and we agreed that that was rational explanation.


There is, then, my friend, a combination of right opinion with rational explanation, which cannot as yet properly be called knowledge?

There is not much doubt about it.

So it seems that the perfectly true definition of knowledge, which we thought we had, was but a golden dream. Or shall we wait a bit before we condemn it? Perhaps the definition to be adopted is not this,

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