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[164c] “Yes, I do.” “And we say that the different is different from the different, and the other is other than the other?” “Yes.” “Then if the others are to be others, there must be something of which they will be others.” “Yes, there must be.” “Now what can that be? For they cannot be others of the one, if it does not exist.” “No.” “Then they are others of each other; for they have no alternative, except to be others of nothing.” “True.” “They are each, then, others of each other, in groups; for they cannot be so one at a time, if one does not exist.

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