Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Badiou and PlatoAn Education by Truths$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

A J Bartlett

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780748643752

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643752.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM EDINBURGH SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.edinburgh.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Edinburgh University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use.date: 20 September 2021



(p.28) (p.29) Chapter 1 State
Badiou and Plato

A. J. Bartlett

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter examines the issue of state in Plato's dialogues. It argues that regardless of the chronology of the dialogues it can be said that the entire effort of the Platonic corpus consists of Plato drawing a diagonal line so to speak from the foundational dialogue the Apology to the ideal city of the Republic. It discusses view that in the context of ‘historical situations’ what constitutes their state is the knowledge which determines the order, rule and distribution of the elements or inhabitants that are present in this situation. It suggests that the state form of Athens is sophistry and describes the essential features of the sophistic state.

Keywords:   state, Plato's dialogues, Platonic corpus, foundational dialogue, Apology, Republic, sophistry, sophistic state, Athens

Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.