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[256d] about which and within which we undertook to carry on our inquiry are five in number?

Theaetetus
How can we say that? For we cannot admit that the number is less than was shown just now.

Stranger
Then we may fearlessly persist in contending that motion is other than being?

Theaetetus
Yes, most fearlessly.

Stranger
It is clear, then, that motion really is not, and also that it is, since it partakes of being?

Theaetetus
That is perfectly clear.

Stranger
In relation to motion, then, not-being is. That is inevitable. And this extends to all the classes; for in all of them


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