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[285d] is the question asked for the sake of the one particular word before him or rather to make him more learned about all words in the lesson?”

Younger Socrates
Clearly to make him more learned about them all.

Stranger
And how about our own investigation of the statesman? Has it been undertaken for the sake of his particular subject or rather to make us better thinkers about all subjects?

Younger Socrates
Clearly this also is done with a view to them all.

Stranger
Of course no man of sense would wish to pursue the discussion of weaving for its own sake; but most people, it seems to me, fail to notice that some things have sensible resemblances which are easily perceived;


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