The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Theaetetus by Plato:|
that of which nothing is wanting?
SOCRATES: And is not a whole likewise that from which nothing is absent?
but that from which anything is absent is neither a whole nor all;--if
wanting in anything, both equally lose their entirety of nature.
THEAETETUS: I now think that there is no difference between a whole and
SOCRATES: But were we not saying that when a thing has parts, all the
parts will be a whole and all?
SOCRATES: Then, as I was saying before, must not the alternative be that