[166b] none of the others will be conceived of as being one or as being many, either; for it is impossible to conceive of many without one.” “True, it is impossible.” “Then if one does not exist, the others neither are nor are conceived to be either one or many.” “No so it seems.” “Nor like nor unlike.” “No.” “Nor the same nor different, nor in contact nor separate, nor any of the other things which we were saying they appeared to be. The others neither are nor appear to be any of these, if the one does not exist.”
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