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[57d] the arts which are stirred by the impulse of the true philosophers are immeasurably superior in accuracy and truth about measures and numbers.

Socrates
We accept that as our judgement, and relying upon you we make this confident reply to those who are clever in straining arguments—

Protarchus
What reply?

Socrates
That there are two arts of arithmetic and two of measuring, and many other arts which, like these, are twofold in this way, but possess a single name in common.


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