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[143a] and, therefore, since it is always becoming two, it can never be one.” “Certainly.” “Then it results that the existent one would be infinite in number?” “Apparently.”

“Let us make another fresh start.” “In what direction?” “We say that the one partakes of being, because it is?” “Yes.” “And for that reason the one, because it is, was found to be many.” “Yes.” “Well then, will the one, which we say partakes of being, if we form a mental conception of it alone by itself, without that of which we say it partakes, be found to be only one, or many?” “One, I should say.”


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