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[391b] how to give a name well to anything whatsoever. Is not that true?

Hermogenes
Certainly.

Socrates
Then our next task is to try to find out, if you care to know about it, what kind of correctness that is which belongs to names.

Hermogenes
To be sure I care to know.

Socrates
Then investigate.

Hermogenes
How shall I investigate?

Socrates
The best way to investigate, my friend, is with the help of those who know; and you make sure of their favour by paying them money. They are the sophists,


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