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[33e]

Protarchus
Yes, certainly.

Socrates
Do not in the least imagine that when I speak of forgetting I mean that forgetfulness arises in this case; for forgetfulness is the departure of memory, and in the case under consideration memory has not yet come into being; now it is absurd to speak of the loss of that which does not exist and has not yet come into being, is it not?

Protarchus
Certainly.

Socrates
Then just change the terms.

Protarchus
How?

Socrates
Instead of saying that the soul forgets, when it is unaffected by the vibrations of the body,


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