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[12a] but the life of pleasure is victor over the life of wisdom.


But if it is more akin to wisdom, then wisdom is victorious and pleasure is vanquished? Do you agree to that? Or what do you say?

Yes, I at least am satisfied with that.

But how about you, Philebus? What do you say?

I think and always shall think that pleasure is the victor. But you, Protarchus, will make your own decision.

Since you entrusted the argument to me, Philebus, you can no longer dictate whether to make the agreement with Socrates or not.

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