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Plato's Republic A Dialogue in 16 Chapters

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ISBN-10: 023116016X

ISBN-13: 9780231160162

Edition: 2013

Authors: Alain Badiou, Kenneth Reinhard, Susan Spitzer

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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…    
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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: 1.628
Language: English

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

Translator's Preface
Author's Preface to the English Edition
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)