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Badiou and Plato: An Education by Truths

A J Bartlett

Abstract

This book is an interrogation of Plato's entire work using the concepts and categories of Alain Badiou. It critically addresses and draw consequences from Badiou's claim that his work is a ‘Platonism of the multiple’ and that philosophy today requires a ‘platonic gesture’. Examining the relationship between Badiou and Plato, the book transforms our perception of Plato's philosophy and rethinks the central philosophical question: ‘what is education?’ The book corrects many errors in the existing commentary on Badiou's work and extracts a key Platonic theme crucial at every level of culture toda ... More

Keywords: Plato, Alain Badiou, Platonism, philosophy, platonic gesture, Badiou and Plato, Plato's philosophy, education, Platonic theme, culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748643752
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643752.001.0001

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A J Bartlett, author

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