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[35b]

Socrates
And yet he who desires, desires something, we say.

Protarchus
Of course.

Socrates
And he does not desire that which he feels; for he is thirsty, and that is emptiness, but he desires fulness.

Protarchus
Yes.

Socrates
Then somehow some part of him who is thirsty can apprehend fulness.

Protarchus
Yes, obviously.

Socrates
But it cannot be the body, for that is empty.

Protarchus
True.

Socrates
The only remaining possibility is that the soul apprehends it,


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