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ὑπὸ μὲν ἄλλου κτλ . μέν has its counterpart in ἀλλ᾽ ἆρα αὐτὸς αὑτὸν κτλ. 381 B. κινεῖται: a more general word for change than ἀλλοιοῦται: cf. Theaet. 181 D δύο δὴ—εἴδη κινήσεως, ἀλλοίωσιν, τὴν δὲ περιφοράν. The doctrine of the permanence and immutability of good enunciated here foreshadows, but does not presuppose, the metaphysical predominance of the Good in Book VI.
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