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Now stop a moment, in Heaven's name! Would you not desire to observe three points about every object?Clinias
What do you mean?Athenian
One point is the substance, one the definition of the substance, and one the name;1 and, moreover, about everything that exists there are two questions to be asked.Clinias
At one time each of us, propounding the name by itself, demands the definition; at another, propounding the definition by itself, he demands the name.Clinias
Is it something of this kind we mean now to convey?Athenian
Of what kind?
1 Cp.Epistles 7, 342 A, B.
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