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[35c] which it must do by means of memory; for what other means could it employ?

Protarchus
No other, I should say.

Socrates
And do we understand the consequences of this argument?

Protarchus
What are the consequences?

Socrates
This argument declares that we have no bodily desire.

Protarchus
How so?

Socrates
Because it shows that the endeavor of every living being is always towards the opposite of the actual conditions of the body.

Protarchus
Yes, certainly.

Socrates
And the impulse which leads towards the opposite of those conditions shows that there is a memory of the opposite of the conditions.

Protarchus
Certainly.


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