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By Alain Badiou

Plato's Republic is among the best-known and so much widely-discussed texts within the heritage of philosophy. yet how may well we get to the guts of this paintings this present day, 2,500 years after its unique composition? Alain Badiou breathes existence into Plato's landmark textual content and revives its universality. instead of generating one more serious statement, he has in its place labored heavily at the unique Greek and, via striking adjustments, tailored it to our instances. during this cutting edge reimagining of Plato's paintings, Badiou has got rid of all references particular to historic Greek society―from long exchanges approximately ethical braveness in archaic poetry to political concerns generally of curiosity to the aristocratic elite―and has extended the diversity of cultural references. right here, philosophy is firing on all cylinders: Socrates and his partners are joined by way of Beckett, Pessoa, Freud, and Hegel, between others. jointly those thinkers exhibit that precise philosophy endures, able to take up new horizons with no altering its essence.

Moreover, Badiou―who can also be a dramatist―has reworked the Socratic discussion right into a real oratorial contest. In his model of the Republic, the interlocutors do even more than just consider Socrates. They argue, face up to him, placed him instantaneous, and express suggestion in movement. during this paintings of dramatic scholarship and philosophy, we come across a contemporary model of Plato's textual content that's alive, stimulating, and at once appropriate to our personal world.

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Plato's Republic: A Dialogue in Sixteen Chapters

Plato's Republic is likely one of the best-known and so much widely-discussed texts within the heritage of philosophy. yet how may possibly we get to the guts of this paintings this present day, 2,500 years after its unique composition? Alain Badiou breathes existence into Plato's landmark textual content and revives its universality. instead of generating one more severe statement, he has as a substitute labored heavily at the unique Greek and, via brilliant adjustments, tailored it to our instances.

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And yet that's what you just tried to do, you dumb barber! -OK, let's drop the hairy metaphors. Let's get back to the problems at hand. What's the real airn of the doctor in the precise sense of the word, the doctor you were talking about a moment ago? To make money or to treat the sick?

Socrates' and Polemarchus' duel then heated up. Glaucon and Amantha kept score. -l'ln afraid sol retorted Socrates. The just man, as you defined him, suddenly appears to us as a kind of thief. And l think you picked up this strange belief from Homer. Our national poet actuaIly adores Odysseus' grand pa, the man caIled Autolycus. He relates with relish that when it carne to stealing and lying, no one could touch him. l de duce from this that as far as Homer, Simonides, and you are concerned, dear Polemarchus, justice is the art of the thief...

And yet that's what you just tried to do, you dumb barber! -OK, let's drop the hairy metaphors. Let's get back to the problems at hand. What's the real airn of the doctor in the precise sense of the word, the doctor you were talking about a moment ago? To make money or to treat the sick?

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