The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Parmenides by Plato:|
We mean to say, that being has not the same significance as one?
And when we put them together shortly, and say 'One is,' that is equivalent
to saying, 'partakes of being'?
Once more then let us ask, if one is what will follow. Does not this
hypothesis necessarily imply that one is of such a nature as to have parts?
In this way:--If being is predicated of the one, if the one is, and one of
being, if being is one; and if being and one are not the same; and since