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σῶμα -- οὕτως; ‘And don't you think the same is true of the body itself as compared with the soul?’ For the sense cf. Phaed. 80 B, and with the genitive ψυχῆς 582 C note On this sentence Bosanquet remarks: “The only way to master this conception in its true light is to consider body and mind not as two things (body and soul) on a level or side by side, but, as daily experience really teaches us, under some such point of view as that of part and whole” (Companion p. 362). This point of view is suggestive, but it is scarcely that of the Republic, in spite of 584 C; and the student will best apprehend Plato's meaning both here and especially in X 608 D ff. if he carry his analysis no further than Plato himself does, and regard soul and body as two distinct and separate entities.
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