[148c] “So it appears.” “Then the one will be both like and unlike the others, like in so far as it is other, unlike in so far as it is the same.” “Yes, that sort of conclusion seems to be tenable.” “But there is another besides.” “What is it?” “In so far as it is in the same state, the one is not in another state, and not being in another state it is not unlike, and not being unlike it is like but in so far as it is in another state, it is of another sort, and being of another sort it is unlike.” “True.” “Then the one, because it is the same as the others and because it is other than the others, for both these reasons or for either of them would be both like and unlike the others.”
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