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[182d]

Socrates
But since not even this remains fixed—that the thing in flux flows white, but changes, so that there is a flux of the very whiteness, and a change of color, that it may not in that way be convicted of remaining fixed, is it possible to give any name to a color, and yet to speak accurately?

Theodorus
How can it be possible, Socrates, or to give a name to anything else of this sort, if while we are speaking it always evades us, being, as it is, in flux?

Socrates
But what shall we say of any of the perceptions, such as seeing or hearing? Does it perhaps remain fixed in the condition of


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