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[252a]

Theaetetus
No.

Stranger
Well, then, will either of them be, if it has no share in being?

Theaetetus
It will not.

Stranger
See how by this admission everything is overturned at once, as it seems—the doctrine of those who advocate universal motion, that of the partisans of unity and rest, and that of the men who teach that all existing things are distributed into invariable and everlasting kinds. For all of these make use of being as an attribute. One party says that the universe “is” in motion, another that it “is” at rest.

Theaetetus
Exactly.


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