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[134a] they, as I say, belong to themselves and are relative to themselves and likewise our slaves and masters are relative to themselves. You understand what I mean, do you not?”

“Certainly,” said Socrates, “I understand.”

“Then knowledge also, if abstract or absolute, would be knowledge of abstract or absolute truth?”

“Certainly.”

“And likewise each kind of absolute knowledge would be knowledge of each kind of absolute being, would it not?”

“Yes.”

“And would not the knowledge that exists among us be the knowledge of the truth that exists among us, and each kind of our knowledge


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