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[35] But these arguments may readily be met by arguments from dissimilars: “It is not the same thing for the master of the house to have intercourse with a female slave as for the mistress to have intercourse with a male slave; nor does it follow that because dumb animals pursue pleasure, reasoning beings should do likewise.” Or they may even be met by arguments from opposites; as for instance, “Because pleasure is an end sought by dumb animals, it should not be sought by reasoning beings.”

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