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ἐπ᾽ αὐτοῖς. Hartman proposes ἔτ᾽ αὐτοῖς. αὐτοῖς (sc. ὀφθαλμοῖς, ὠσίν) may be emphatic (ipsis), and ἐπί, ‘over and above,’ ‘besides’: ‘we require in addition to the organs themselves, an art’ etc. But it is perhaps simpler to make ἐπί=‘ to preside over’: cf. ἐφ᾽ οἷς ἔστιν VI 511 E note εἰς ταῦτα means εἰς ὄψιν καὶ ἀκοήν. The art in question considers what is advantageous with respect to (εἰς) seeing and hearing. ἐκποριούσης. See cr. n. ἐκποριούσης appears in three Florentine MSS. The present is difficult, if not impossible, in so close a union with the future: cf. X 604 A and VI 494 D. See Introd. § 5. ἢ αὐτὴ -- σκέψεται; This question (which is of course to be answered in the negative) shews the awkwardness of the reading of A in ἆρ᾽ οὖν—τελέαν εἶναι (341 D), which might almost be construed to mean that each art does seek its own συμφέρον, viz. the perfection of itself.
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