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[500a] Do you add your vote to ours, and make a third?

Callicles
I do.

Socrates
Then it is for the sake of what is good that we should do everything, including what is pleasant, not the good for the sake of the pleasant.

Callicles
Certainly.

Socrates
Now is it in every manÕs power to pick out which sort of pleasant things are good and which bad, or is professional skill required in each case?

Callicles
Professional skill.

Socrates
Then let us recall those former points I was putting to Polus and Gorgias.1 I said, if you remember,


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