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[281d] Or would that, although it contains some truth, yet lack clearness and completeness until we separate from weaving all these other arts?

Younger Socrates
You are right.

Stranger
Then shall our next move be to do this, that our discussion may proceed in due order?

Younger Socrates
Certainly.

Stranger
First, then, let us observe that there are two arts involved in all production.

Younger Socrates
What are they?

Stranger
The one is a contingent cause, the other is the actual cause.

Younger Socrates
What do you mean?

Stranger
Those arts which do not produce the actual thing in question,


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