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That seems to be their view.

We should all agree that the opposite of generation is destruction, should we not?


And he who chooses as they do would be choosing destruction and generation, not that third life in which there was neither pleasure nor pain, but only the purest possible thought.

It is a great absurdity, as it appears, Socrates, to tell us that pleasure is a good.

Yes, a great absurdity, and let us go still further.


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