Republic: A Dialogue in 16 Chapters Plato

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Republic: A Dialogue in 16 Chapters  by  Plato

Republic: A Dialogue in 16 Chapters by Plato
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Alain Badious translation of PlatosRepublic 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,MoreAlain Badious translation of PlatosRepublic 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 philosophys 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 Badious 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 Spitzers 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, Badious remains faithful to the spirit of Platos text -- and, above all, to Platos ideas.



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