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Introduction: Trajectory

A. J. Bartlett

in Badiou and Plato

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780748643752
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652655 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643752.003.0010
Introduction: Trajectory

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This book analyses Plato's dialogues using Alan Badiou's concepts and categories. It aims to establish the logical and implicative link between the primary axiomatic statement that the only education is an education by truths and its consequent yet coincident axiomatic statement that thought is nothing other than the desire to finish with the exorbitant excess of the state. It combines the Platonic trajectory with a commitment to anti-anti-Platonism and explains that Badiou's work offers the chance to link several aspects of the Platonic corpus. It demonstrates that despite the variations of Plato's approach in the different dialogues his goal always the same.

Keywords: Plato's dialogues; Alan Badiou; education by truths; axiomatic statement; Platonic trajectory; anti-anti-Platonism

Chapter.  11016 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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