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Plato's Republic: A Dialogue in 16 Chapters

2014.03.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alain Badiou, Plato's Republic: A Dialogue in 16 Chapters, Susan Spitzer (tr.), Columbia University Press, 2012, xxxvi +
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2014.03.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alain Badiou, Plato's Republic: A Dialogue in 16 Chapters, Susan Spitzer (tr.), Columbia University Press, 2012, xxxvi + 372pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780231160162. Reviewed by Sol Goldberg, University of Toronto Plato's "cave allegory" is among the best-known passages in the entire history of philosophy, perhaps even in the entire history of literature. This brief narrative not only remains a fixture in introductions to the discipline for its account of the philosophical enterprise and its challenges, but has also become part of the fabric of popular culture where it serves as a convenient and dramatic image of the pursuit of truth and freedom. There are renderings on YouTube in addition to several big-screen adaptations like The Matrix and The Truman Show. Its current popularity and familiarity can make it quite difficult for us, however, even to consider, let alone to. . .

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