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BOOK VI

"Would you not be willing also to grant, as regards the two segments of the lower division, that they are distinguished in respect of truth and untruthfulness, that as opinion is to knowledge, so is the image to its original?"
" I certainly would."
" Well, then, let us consider, too, how the upper section of the whole line, which stands for the intelligible world, is to be divided:"
" How?"
" Thus: there is the lower segment of it, wherein the soul is compelled to pursue its investigations by employing as symbols the objects furnished before in the bisection of the visible world; the mental process here, starting from certain hypotheses, is not upward to a first principle, but downward to a conclusion. In the upper segment the soul ascends from hypotheses to a first principle which is not hypothetical, without employing images, as in the former subdivision, but making its way by the aid of ideas alone."
" I do not quite understand your meaning."
" Then let us have it over again," said I: "for you will understand me better after some preliminary statements. You know, I suppose, that those who occupy themselves with geometry, arithmetic and kindred subjects presuppose the odd and the even, the figures and the three kinds of angles, and the like, in their several investigations. These things they regard as verities, and, laying them down as hypotheses, which are supposed to be known to every one, they deign to give no account of them

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