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Now stop a moment, in Heaven's name! Would you not desire to observe three points about every object?

What do you mean?

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.

How two?

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.

Is it something of this kind we mean now to convey?

Of what kind?

1 Cp.Epistles 7, 342 A, B.

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