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" You are right," he replied.
" Let us therefore assign to astronomy the fourth place in our scheme of studies, assuming that the real existence of the science at present omitted (14) will be assured whenever the State shall give it due recognition."
" That stands to reason," he replied. " And now, Socrates, since you reproached me for my recent awkward attempt at praising astronomy, my praise shall be conformed to your ideas. For I think it is clear to every one that astronomy compels the soul to look aloft and leads us away from the earth to the contemplation of things in the heavens."
" Probably," I said, " that is evident to every one except myself; but as for me, I dissent from the common opinion."
" Why, what is your opinion?" he asked.
" That astronomy as now pursued by those who would lead us upwards to philosophy really makes the soul look downwards."
" What do you mean? "
" With a fine confidence you seem to me to be forming your conception of the real nature of that knowledge which has to do with things above. For at this rate, if a man were to throw his head back and examine the decorations of the ceiling, you would doubtless think he was taking them in with his mind and not with his eyes. Very likely now your impression is the right one, but my own

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