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Then this is the goal of all his effort; he tries to produce conviction in the soul. Is not that so?


So it is clear that Thrasymachus, or anyone else who seriously teaches the art of rhetoric, will first describe the soul with perfect accuracy and make us see whether it is one and all alike, or, like the body, of multiform aspect; for this is what we call explaining its nature.


And secondly he will say what its action is and toward what it is directed, or how it is acted upon and by what.

To be sure.

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