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[436a]

Cratylus
I think there is no other at all; this is both the best and the only method.

Socrates
Do you think this is also the method of discovering realities, and that he who has discovered the names has discovered also the things named; or do you think inquiry and discovery demand another method, and this belongs to instruction?

Cratylus
I most certainly think inquiry and discovery follow this same method and in the same way.

Socrates
Let us consider the matter, Cratylus. Do you not see that he who in his inquiry after things follows names


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