Alain Badiou translates "What is a Philosopher?" from Plato's Republic

The Incident at Antioch

This week Columbia University Press goes Badiou! Our featured books are The Incident at Antioch/L’Incident d’Antioche: A Tragedy in Three Acts / Tragédie en trois actes and Plato’s Republic by Alain Badiou, translated by Susan Spitzer with introductions by Kenneth Reinhard. Today, the final day of our giveway, we have an excerpt from Badiou’s hypertranslation, Plato’s Republic. In this chapter, Socrates and two interlocutors discuss what, exactly, makes a philosopher.

Plato's Republic, by Alain Badiou by

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