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[34b]

Protarchus
Quite rightly.

Socrates
But do we not say that memory differs from recollection?

Protarchus
Perhaps.

Socrates
And is this the difference?

Protarchus
What?

Socrates
When the soul alone by itself, apart from the body, recalls completely any experience it has had in company with the body, we say that it recollects do we not?

Protarchus
Certainly.

Socrates
And again when the soul has lost the memory of a perception or of something it has learned and then alone by itself regains this,


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