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have often heard that the idea of good is the supreme object of knowledge, and that whatsoever things are just, and all else of kindred nature, only so far as they partake of this idea, prove useful and advantageous. And now you can hardly fail to understand that this is what I have to say, and to affirm as well that we do not possess an adequate knowledge of this idea; but if we do not know, and if, without knowing this, we understand all other knowledge never so well, you may be sure that it will profit us nothing, just as without the possession of the good whatever else we gain is useless. Or do you believe it would be any advantage to acquire all things possible except the good? or to know all save the good, and to have no knowledge of the beautiful or the good?"
" No, indeed ; I do not believe so."

CHAPTER XVII.
"But this in turn you doubtless admit, that the majority believe the good to be pleasure, while others, who are more refined, think it is knowledge."
" Yes, I know that."
" You know too, my friend, that those who entertain this last opinion cannot show the meaning of knowledge, but are compelled in the end to call it knowledge of the good."
" Yes; and that is simply ridiculous."
" How," said I, "is it not ridiculous, if, to begin

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