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[30a]

Socrates
Well, is this next one worth asking? What will you say to it?

Protarchus
What is it?

Socrates
Shall we not say that our body has a soul?

Protarchus
Clearly we shall.

Socrates
Where did it get it, Protarchus, unless the body of the universe had a soul, since that body has the same elements as ours, only in every way superior?

Protarchus
Clearly it could get it from no other source.

Socrates
No; for we surely do not believe, Protarchus, that of those four elements, the finite, the infinite, the combination,


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