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[86a] that he had them and learnt them during some other time?

Meno
Apparently.

Socrates
And this must have been the time when he was not a human being?

Meno
Yes.

Socrates
So if in both of these periods—when he was and was not a human being—he has had true opinions in him which have only to be awakened by questioning to become knowledge, his soul must have had this cognizance throughout all time? For clearly he has always either been or not been a human being.

Meno
Evidently.

Socrates
And if the truth of all things that are is always


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