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[146b] and likewise the same with all other things and other than they, if what we have said is true.” “How is that?” “Everything stands to everything in one of the following relations: it is either the same or other; or if neither the same or other, its relation is that of a part to a whole or of a whole to a part.” “Obviously.” “Now is the one a part of itself?” “By no means.” “Then it cannot, by being a part in relation to itself, be a whole in relation to itself, as a part of itself.” “No, that is impossible.” “Nor can it be other than itself.”


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