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[77c] in your opinion, my dear sir, desire the good?

Meno
I think not.

Socrates
There are some who desire the evil?

Meno
Yes.

Socrates
Thinking the evil to be good, do you mean, or actually recognizing it to be evil, and desiring it nevertheless?

Meno
Both, I believe.

Socrates
Do you really believe, Meno, that a man knows the evil to be evil, and still desires it?

Meno
Certainly.

Socrates
What do you mean by “desires”? Desires the possession of it?


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