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[304c] or that those sciences should control this one, or that this should control and rule all the others?

Younger Socrates
This should control those others.

Stranger
You mean that the science which decides whether we ought to learn or not should control the science which is learnt or teaches?

Younger Socrates
Emphatically.

Stranger
And the science which decides whether to persuade or not should control that which can persuade?

Younger Socrates
Certainly.

Stranger
Well, then, to what science shall we assign the power of persuading a multitude or a mob by telling edifying stories,


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