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[196d]

Socrates
And yet the argument is not likely to admit both. But still, since we must not shrink from any risk, what if we should try to do a shameless deed?

Theaetetus
What is it?

Socrates
To undertake to tell what it really is to know.

Theaetetus
And why is that shameless?

Socrates
You seem not to remember that our whole talk from the beginning has been a search for knowledge, because we did not know what it is.

Theaetetus
Oh yes, I remember.

Socrates
Then is it not shameless to proclaim what it is to know, when we are ignorant of knowledge?


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