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[77d]

Meno
Yes; what else could it be?

Socrates
And does he think the evil benefits him who gets it, or does he know that it harms him who has it?

Meno
There are some who think the evil is a benefit, and others who know that it does harm.

Socrates
And, in your opinion, do those who think the evil a benefit know that it is evil?

Meno
I do not think that at all.

Socrates
Obviously those who are ignorant of the evil do not desire it, but only what they supposed


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