The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Sophist by Plato:|
place, he was discovered to be a paid hunter after wealth and youth.
STRANGER: In the second place, he was a merchant in the goods of the soul.
STRANGER: In the third place, he has turned out to be a retailer of the
same sort of wares.
THEAETETUS: Yes; and in the fourth place, he himself manufactured the
learned wares which he sold.
STRANGER: Quite right; I will try and remember the fifth myself. He
belonged to the fighting class, and was further distinguished as a hero of
debate, who professed the eristic art.