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Younger Socrates
How can we guard against it?

Stranger
By not dividing the whole class of living beings, that so we may avoid such errors.

Younger Socrates
Well, there is no need of dividing the whole.

Stranger
No, certainly not, for it was in that way that we fell into our former error.

Younger Socrates
What do you mean?

Stranger
That part of intellectual science which involves giving commands was a part of our animal-tending class, with especial reference to animals in herds, was it not?

Younger Socrates
Yes.

Stranger
Well, even at that stage of our discussion all animals had already been divided into tame and wild.


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