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Plato's Republic : a dialogue in sixteen chapters, with a prologue and an epilogue

Author: Alain Badiou; Susan Spitzer
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Paperback English edition]View all editions and formats
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Named Person: Plato.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Badiou; Susan Spitzer
ISBN: 9780745662152 0745662153
OCLC Number: 910951202
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: English edition originally published: 2012.
Originally published in French as La République de Platon: Librairie Artheme Fayard, 2012.
Description: xxxvi, 372 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction by Kenneth Reinhard Translator's Preface Author's Preface to the English Edition Preface Characters Prologue: Conversation in the Villa on the Harbor (327a-336b) 1 Reducing the Sophist to Silence (336b-357a) 2 The Young Men's and Women's Pressing Questions (357a-368d) 3 The Origins of Society and the State (368d-376c) 4 The Disciplines of the Mind: Literature and Music (376c-403c) 5 The Disciplines of the Body: Nutrition, Medicine and Physical Education (403c-412c) 6 Objective Justice (412c-434d) 7 Subjective Justice (434d-449a) 8 Women and Families (449a-471c) 9 What is a Philosopher? (471c-484b) 10 Philosophy and Politics (484b-502c) 11 What is an Idea? (502c-521c) 12 From Mathematics to the Dialectic (521c-541b) 13 Critique of the Four Pre-communist Systems of Government: 1. Timocracy and Oligarchy (541b-555b) 14 Critique of the Four Pre-Communist Systems of Government: 2. Democracy and Tyranny (555b-573b) 15 Justice and Happiness (573b-592b) 16 Poetry and Thought (592b-608b) Epilogue: The Mobile Eternity of Subjects (608b-end) Notes Index
Other Titles: République de Platon.
Responsibility: Alain Badiou ; translated by Susan Spitzer.

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