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[170c] But how will this science help him to know what he knows? For of course he knows health by means of medicine, not temperance, and harmony by means of music, not temperance, and building by means of the builder's art, not temperance; and so it will be in every case, will it not?


And how will temperance, supposing it is only a science of sciences, help him to know that he knows health, or that he knows building?

By no means.

Then he who is ignorant of all this will not know what he knows, but only that he knows.

So it seems.

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