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[196c] by this very argument we were forcing false opinion out of existence, that the same man might not be forced to know and not know the same things at the same time.

Very true.

Then we must show that forming false opinion is something or other different from the interchange of thought and perception. For if it were that, we should never be deceived in abstract thoughts. But as the case now stands, either there is no false opinion or it is possible for a man not to know that which he knows. Which alternative will you choose?

There is no possible choice, Socrates.

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