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[44c]

Socrates
They say that what Philebus and his school call pleasures are all merely refuges from pain.

Protarchus
Do you recommend that we adopt their view, Socrates?

Socrates
No, but that we make use of them as seers who divine the truth, not by acquired skill, but by some innate and not ignoble repugnance which makes them hate the power of pleasure and think it so utterly unsound that its very attractiveness is mere trickery, not pleasure.


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