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he know something or nothing? Do you now, Glaucon, answer me in his stead."
" I will answer," he said, "that he knows something."
" Something existent or non-existent?"
" Something existent; for how can anything that does not exist be known?"
" Do we then hold this to be self-evident, even if we were to examine it from many points of view, that whatever is absolutely existent is perfectly knowable, while that which does not exist at all is utterly unknowable?"
" Of that we are certain."
" Good. But if anything were so constituted as to be and, at the same time, not to be, would it not hold a place intermediate between pure existence and absolute non-existence?"
" Yes, an intermediate place."
" Well then, as knowledge is the counterpart of the existent, and ignorance necessarily of the nonexistent, must we not seek for that which lies be
tween the existent and the non-existent, something intermediate between knowledge and ignorance, if anything of the kind exists?"
" Certainly."
" Do we speak of opinion as something existent?"
" Surely."
" As a faculty distinct from knowledge or as identical with it?"
" As distinct from knowledge."
" Therefore opinion is appointed to perform one

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