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[897e] the safer way to behold the object with which our question is concerned is by looking at an image of it.

How do you mean?

Let us take as an image that one of the ten motions which reason resembles; reminding ourselves of which1 I, along with you, will make answer.

You will probably speak admirably.

Do we still recollect thus much about the things then described, that we assumed that, of the total, some were in motion, others at rest?


And further, that, of those in motion, some move in one place,

1 Cp. Plat. Laws 893b.; the motion to which reason is likened is the first of the ten.

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