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[261b] for the sake of producing something?

Younger Socrates
Of course.

Stranger
Furthermore it is not at all difficult to divide all that is produced into two classes.

Younger Socrates
How?

Stranger
Of the whole class, some have life and others have no life.

Younger Socrates
Yes.

Stranger
And on these same lines we may, if we like, make a division of the part of intellectual science which commands.

Younger Socrates
In what way?

Stranger
By assigning one part of it to the production of lifeless, the other to that of living objects;


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