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[160b] when it becomes sweet or bitter or the like; for to become sweet, but sweet to no one, is impossible.

Theaetetus
Perfectly true.

Socrates
The result, then, I think, is that we (the active and the passive elements) are or become, whichever is the case, in relation to one another, since we are bound to one another by the inevitable law of our being, but to nothing else, not even to ourselves. The result, then, is that we are bound to one another; and so if a man says anything “is,” he must say it is to or of or in relation to something, and similarly if he says it “becomes”; but he must not say


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