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[189b]

Socrates
Then it is impossible to hold an opinion of that which is not, either in relation to things that are, or independently of them.

Theaetetus
Evidently.

Socrates
Then holding false opinion is something different from holding an opinion of that which is not?

Theaetetus
So it seems.

Socrates
Then false opinion is not found to exist in us either by this method or by that which we followed a little while ago.

Theaetetus
No, it certainly is not.

Socrates
But does not that which we call by that name arise after the following manner?

Theaetetus
After what manner?

Socrates
We say that false opinion is a kind of interchanged opinion,


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