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Badiou and PlatoAn Education by Truths$
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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

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Badiou and Plato
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A. J. Bartlett

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643752.003.0005

This chapter analyses Gregory Vlastos' interpretation of the Socratic problem in order to establish Plato's subjective credentials. It argues that the Platonic invention or his series of dialogues is subject to the Socratic event, which was extensively and symptomatically played out in the Apology and resolved in the Republic. It criticises Vlastos' separation of Socrates and Plato and shows that the Phaedo is a meditation on the proper course a subject faithful to the production of truths must take in order to realise the place of a non-sophistic education.

Keywords:   Gregory Vlastos, Socratic problem, Plato, Socratic event, Socrates, Apology, Republic, Phaedo, non-sophistic education, truths

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