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Then seeming and perception are the same thing in matters of warmth and everything of that sort. For as each person perceives things, such they are to each person.


Perception, then, is always of that which exists and, since it is knowledge, cannot be false.

So it seems.

By the Graces! I wonder if Protagoras, who was a very wise man, did not utter this dark saying to the common herd like ourselves, and tell the truth1 in secret to his pupils.

1 An allusion to the title of Protagoras's book, Truth.

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