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[253e] and of many forms entirely apart and separate. This is the knowledge and ability to distinguish by classes how individual things can or cannot be associated with one another.

Certainly it is.

But you surely, I suppose, will not grant the art of dialectic to any but the man who pursues philosophy in purity and righteousness.

How could it be granted to anyone else?

Then it is in some region like this that we shall always, both now and hereafter, discover the philosopher, if we look for him;

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