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[84b] he knows.

Meno
That is true.

Socrates
And is he not better off in respect of the matter which he did not know?

Meno
I think that too is so.

Socrates
Now, by causing him to doubt and giving him the torpedo's shock, have we done him any harm?

Meno
I think not.

Socrates
And we have certainly given him some assistance, it would seem, towards finding out the truth of the matter: for now he will push on in the search gladly, as lacking knowledge; whereas then he would have been only too ready to suppose he was right in saying, before any number of people any number of times,


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