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[158b] “And will not the things which participate in the one be other than the one while participating in it?” “Of course.” “But the things which are other than the one will be many; for if they were neither one nor more than one, they would not be anything.” “No.”

“But since the things which participate in the one as a part and the one as a whole are more than one, must not those participants in the one be infinite in number?” “How so?” “Let us look at the question in this way. Is it not true that at the moment when they begin to participate in the one they are not one and do not participate in one?”


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