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Not-being does seem to have got into some such entanglement with being, and it is very absurd.

Of course it is absurd. You see, at any rate, how by this interchange of words the many-headed sophist has once more forced us against our will to admit that not-being exists in a way.

Yes, I see that very well.

Well then, how can we define his art without contradicting ourselves?

Why do you say that? What are you afraid of?

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