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[299d] that either of these pleasant things would be beautiful alone by itself, and both together.” Is not that the reply we shall make?


“Does, then,” he will say, “any pleasant thing whatsoever differ from any pleasant thing whatsoever by this, by being pleasant? I ask not whether any pleasure is greater or smaller or more or less, but whether it differs by just this very thing, by the fact that one of the pleasures is a pleasure and the other is not a pleasure.” “We do not think so.” Do we?

No, we do not.

“Is it not,” then, he will say, “for some other reason than because they are pleasures that you chose these pleasures out from the other pleasures

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