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[161c] “Certainly.” “But that is inadmissible.” “It certainly is.” “Then the one must possess likeness to itself.” “It must.”

“And neither is the one equal to the others; for if it were equal, then it would both be and be like them in respect to equality, both of which are impossible, if one does not exist.” “Yes, they are impossible.” “And since it is not equal to the others, they cannot be equal to it, can they?” “Certainly not.” “And things which are not equal are unequal, are they not?” “Yes.” “And things which are unequal are unequal to something which is unequal to them?” “Of course.” “Then the one partakes of inequality, in respect to which the others are unequal to it?”

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