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[31a]

Are we right, then, in describing the Heaven as one, or would it be more correct to speak of heavens as many or infinite1 in number? One it must be termed, if it is to be framed after its Pattern. For that which embraces all intelligible Living Creatures could never be second, with another beside it; for if so, there must needs exist yet another Living Creature, which should embrace them both, and of which they two would each be a part; in which case this Universe could no longer be rightly described as modelled on these two, but rather on that third Creature which contains them both.


1 Cf. 55 C ff. The Atomists held that there is an infinite number of worlds.

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