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"I understand," he said, "that you are speaking of the investigations in geometry and the sister arts."
" Well, then, by the other division of the intelligible understand me to mean that which the argument attains by itself, through the power of dialectic, using hypotheses, not as first principles, but as mere hypotheses, to serve as stepping-stones and points of departure, to the end that, transcending the hypothetical, it may arrive at the first principle of the whole ; and laying hold of this principle, and then clinging to what depends upon this, the argument comes down step by step to a conclusion without the aid of any sensible object at all, but (in its demonstration) employs only pure ideas, passing from ideas to ideas, and with ideas ending."
"I understand you," he replied, "but not as yet perfectly, for you seem to me to be speaking of a task which involves great difficulties ; however, you wish, I believe, to show that the part of being and of the intelligible world which is contemplated by the science of dialectic is clearer than the concepts of the so-called arts which have hypotheses for first principles ; and though their students are compelled to look into the subject-matter with their understanding and not with their senses, yet because in their examination of it they do not go up to a first principle, but proceed from hypotheses alone, you think that they do not exercise intelligence on the points involved in the subject, although in connection with a first principle all is intelligible. And you would. I suppose, call the mental habit of

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those who are conversant with geometry and kindred arts understanding, but not intelligence, seeing that understanding is something intermediate between opinion and pure intelligence."
" You have apprehended my meaning very well, I said. "Take now, I beseech you, as answering to the four segments, these four processes within the soul, namely, pure intelligence answering to the highest, understanding to the second, belief to the third, and conjecture to the last; and classify them in proportion, believing that they partake of clearness in such measure as their objects partake of truth."
" I understand," he said, "and give my assent, and accept the order which you propose."

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