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[258c] Just as we found that the great was great and the beautiful was beautiful, the not-great was not-great and the not-beautiful was not-beautiful, shall we in the same way say that not-being was and is not-being, to be counted as one class among the many classes of being? Or have we, Theaetetus, any remaining distrust about the matter?

None whatever.

Do you observe, then, that we have gone farther in our distrust of Parmenides than the limit set by his prohibition?

What do you mean?

We have proceeded farther in our investigation and have shown him more than that which he forbade us to examine.

How so?

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