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Theaetetus
That is impossible.

Socrates
But surely a man does not think that the things he knows are the things he does not know, or again that the things he does not know are the things he knows.

Theaetetus
That would be a monstrous absurdity.

Socrates
Then how could he still form false opinions? For inasmuch as all things are either known or unknown to us, it is impossible, I imagine, to form opinions outside of these alternatives, and within them it is clear that there is no place for fake opinion.

Theaetetus
Very true.

Socrates
Had we, then, better look for what we are seeking, not by this method of knowing and not knowing, but by that of being


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