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[245c] having had the attribute of unity imposed upon it, and the absolute whole exists, then it turns out that being lacks something of being.


And so, by this reasoning, since being is deprived of being, it will be not-being.

So it will.

And again the all becomes more than the one, since being and the whole have acquired each its own nature.


But if the whole does not exist at all, being is involved in the same difficulties as before, and besides not existing

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