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[237a] in contradiction.


This statement involves the bold assumption that not-being exists, for otherwise falsehood could not come into existence. But the great Parmenides, my boy, from the time when we were children to the end of his life, always protested against this and constantly repeated both in prose and in verse:“Never let this thought prevail, saith he, that not-being is;
But keep your mind from this way of investigation.
Parmenides Fr. 7

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