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[66c] and say that these come after the first three, and are fourth, since they are more akin than pleasure to the good?

Protarchus
Perhaps.

Socrates
And fifth, those pleasures which we separated and classed as painless, which we called pure pleasures of the soul itself, those which accompany knowledge and, sometimes, perceptions?

Protarchus
May be.

Socrates
“But with the sixth generation,” says Orpheus, “cease the rhythmic song.” It seems that our discussion, too, is likely to cease with the sixth decision.


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