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BOOK VII

" Manifestly," he said, " geometry does concern us, as far as it is related to the operations of war. For in pitching a camp, or taking possession of strongholds, in closing up or extending the lines of an army, and in executing all the evolutions which are employed in battle and in marching, it will make every difference to the general whether he is, or is not a geometrician."
" Yes," I answered, " but for all such purposes a slight knowledge of geometry and calculation will be sufficient. But the question to be considered is whether the principal and more advanced part of geometry has a tendency to promote our chief end, to enable the mind with greater ease to contemplate the idea of good. And thither, we may say, tend all the sciences which compel the soul to turn herself towards that region where dwells the most blessed part of being which the soul must, by all means, contemplate."
" Rightly spoken," he replied.
" If, therefore, geometry compels the soul to contemplate the essence of things, it concerns us, but if it limits her vision to what is transitory and perishable, it does not concern us."
" Yes, that is what we maintain."
" Very well," I said, "the man who has acquired even a smattering of geometry will not contradict us on one point at least, our assertion that this science has nothing in common with the language of those who practise it."
" How so?" he asked.
" They make use of a truly ridiculous and poverty-stricken language.(12)

12 In contrast with the riches of philosophic speech. Compare Galatians IV, g. How turn ye back again to the weak and beggarly rudiments?

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