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Yes.

The same then will make it unlike; otherwise it will not be the

opposite of the other.

True.

Then the one will be both like and unlike the others; like in so far

as it is other, and unlike in so far as it is the same.

Yes, that argument may be used.

And there is another argument.

What?

In so far as it is affected in the same way it is not affected

otherwise, and not being affected otherwise is not unlike, and not

being unlike, is like; but in so far as it is affected by other it

is otherwise, and being otherwise affected is unlike.

True.

Then because the one is the same with the others and other than

the others, on either of these two grounds, or on both of them, it

will be both like and unlike the others?

Certainly.

And in the same way as being other than itself, and the same with

itself on either of these two grounds and on both of them, it will

be like and unlike itself.

Of course.

Again, how far can the one touch or not touch itself and

others?-Consider.

I am considering.

The one was shown to be in itself which was a whole?

True.

And also in other things?

Yes.

In so far as it is in other things it would touch other things,

but in so far as it is in itself it would be debarred from touching

them, and would touch itself only.

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