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[85d] of them as anyone.

Meno
So it seems.

Socrates
Without anyone having taught him, and only through questions put to him, he will understand, recovering the knowledge out of himself?

Meno
Yes.

Socrates
And is not this recovery of knowledge, in himself and by himself, recollection?

Meno
Certainly.

Socrates
And must he not have either once acquired or always had the knowledge he now has?

Meno
Yes.

Socrates
Now if he always had it, he was always in a state of knowing; and if he acquired it all some time, he could not have acquired it in this life.


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