Plato's Republic A Dialogue in 16 Chapters

ISBN-10: 023116016X
ISBN-13: 9780231160162
Edition: 2013
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Description: Alain Badiou's translation of Plato's Republic is both a work of literary transformation and, implicitly, a powerful and original commentary on Plato. Badiou stands virtually alone among major, modern-day philosophers as a self-proclaimed Platonist,  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 1/22/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Alain Badiou's translation of Plato's Republic is both a work of literary transformation and, implicitly, a powerful and original commentary on Plato. Badiou stands virtually alone among major, modern-day philosophers as a self-proclaimed Platonist, the champion of what he calls a "Platonism of the multiple" rejecting anti-Platonism and most contemporary accounts of the thinker. For Badiou, Plato is the first philosopher precisely because he established philosophy's foundation in mathematics and its antagonistic relationship to sophistry. He is the predominant warrior in the eternal battle of philosophy against sophistry, of truth against opinion, and is the progenitor of the living idea of communism. It is also from Plato that Badiou derives his organization of truth into four fields, or sets, of "procedures:" science, politics, art, and love. Some readers may be scandalized by Badiou's liberties in this translation: his systematic modifications of Greek terms, occasional elimination of entire passages, pervasive anachronistic references (such as AIDS, IPods, and Euros), and other conspicuous transformations. His language (and Susan Spitzer's translation) is dramatically vivid, colloquial, colorful, and at times raw and gritty. Socrates and his interlocutors speak like Europeans or Americans of today or the recent past, and their cultural references are both classical and contemporary. Nevertheless, Badiou's remains faithful to the spirit of Plato's text -- and, above all, to Plato's ideas.

Alain Badiou teaches philosophy at the Ecole normale superieure and the College international de philosphie in Paris.

Introduction
Translator's Preface
Author's Preface to the English Edition
Preface
Characters
Prologue: The Conversation in the Villa on the Harbor (327a-336b)
Reducing the Sophist to Silence (336b-357a)
The Young People's Pressing Questions (357a-368d)
The Origins of Society and the State (368d-376c)
The Disciplines of the Mind: Literature and Music (376c-403c)
The Disciplines of the Body: Nutrition, Medicine, and Physical Education (403c-412c)
Objective Justice (412c-434d)
Subjective Justice (434d-449a)
Women and Families (449a-471c)
What Is a Philosopher? (471c-484b)
Philosophy and Politics (484b-502c)
What Is an Idea? (502c-521c)
From Mathematics to the Dialectic (521c-541b)
Critique of the Four Pre-Communist Systems of Government. I: Timocracy and Oligarchy (541b-555b)
Critique of the Four Pre-Communist Systems of Government. II: Democracy and Tyranny (555b-573b)
Justice and Happiness (573b-592b)
Poetry and Thought (592b-608b)
Epilogue: The Mobile Eternity of Subjects (608b-621d)
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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