The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Theaetetus by Plato:|
which works, not according to its own nature, but according to that of its
opposite. But I will not insist upon this, for I do not wish needlessly to
discourage you. And so you are satisfied that false opinion is heterodoxy,
or the thought of something else?
THEAETETUS: I am.
SOCRATES: It is possible then upon your view for the mind to conceive of
one thing as another?
SOCRATES: But must not the mind, or thinking power, which misplaces them,
have a conception either of both objects or of one of them?