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[259e]

Stranger
Of this sort. We recognized a sort of art of calculation.

Younger Socrates
Yes.

Stranger
It is, I suppose, most certainly one of the intellectual arts.

Younger Socrates
Of course.

Stranger
And shall we grant to the art of calculation, when it has found out the difference between numbers, any further function than that of passing judgement on them when found out?

Younger Socrates
No, certainly not.

Stranger
Every architect, too, is a ruler of workmen, not a workman himself.

Younger Socrates
Yes.

Stranger
As supplying knowledge, not manual labor.

Younger Socrates
True.


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