Of God and His Creatures

Thus uneducated people, bound up in their domestic surroundings, often show inability to understand, because they cannot conceive of qualities apart from the familiar objects in which they see them: e.g., 'weight' to them means their heaviest piece of furniture, 'learning' is their parson, etc. This is amusingly illustrated in Plato's Hippias Major.

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