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[77c] in your opinion, my dear sir, desire the good?

I think not.

There are some who desire the evil?


Thinking the evil to be good, do you mean, or actually recognizing it to be evil, and desiring it nevertheless?

Both, I believe.

Do you really believe, Meno, that a man knows the evil to be evil, and still desires it?


What do you mean by “desires”? Desires the possession of it?

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