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[54c] and materials are always employed for the sake of production or generation, but that every instance of generation is for the sake of some being or other, and generation in general is for the sake of being in general.

Protarchus
That is very clear.

Socrates
Then pleasure, if it is a form of generation, would be generated for the sake of some form of being.

Protarchus
Of course.

Socrates
Now surely that for the sake of which anything is generated is in the class of the good, and that which is generated for the sake of something else, my friend, must be placed in another class.


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