The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Sophist by Plato:|
professor of a great and many-sided art; and if we look back at what has
preceded we see that he presents another aspect, besides that of which we
THEAETETUS: In what respect?
STRANGER: There were two sorts of acquisitive art; the one concerned with
hunting, the other with exchange.
THEAETETUS: There were.
STRANGER: And of the art of exchange there are two divisions, the one of
giving, and the other of selling.
THEAETETUS: Let us assume that.
STRANGER: Next, we will suppose the art of selling to be divided into two