[166e] whether it is Critias or Socrates who is being refuted: give the argument itself your attention, and observe what will become of it under the test of refutation.Well, he said, I will do so; for I think there is a good deal in what you say.Then tell me, I said, what you mean in regard to temperance.Why, I mean, he said, that it alone of all the sciences is the science both of itself and of the other sciences.So then, I said, it will be the science of the lack of science also, besides being the science of science?1Certainly, he replied.
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1 Science or exact knowledge must be able to measure not only the field of knowledge, but also that of its negation, ignorance.
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