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[55e]

Socrates
For example, if arithmetic and the sciences of measurement and weighing were taken away from all arts, what was left of any of them would be, so to speak, pretty worthless.

Protarchus
Yes, pretty worthless.

Socrates
All that would be left for us would be to conjecture and to drill the perceptions by practice and experience, with the additional use of the powers of guessing,


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