Plato’s Republic: A Dialogue in 16 Chapters // Reviews // Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // University of Notre Dame

Badiou’s “hypertranslation” of Plato’s Republic is reviewed in the NDPR: A taste:

And here I return to what I alluded to at the outset: that the overall intent — indeed, contribution — of Badiou’s hypertranslation might just be its strangeness, its ability to estrange us from a Socrates who is all too familiar. For, in this way, Badiou compels readers to ask themselves: “How would I rewrite the Republic for today?” and “How might Plato rewrite it for today?” And perhaps the various answers that we might give pale in comparison to the significance of the questions themselves, which we might be especially compelled to ask in the light of Badiou’s funny, offensive, frustrating, thought-provoking, ridiculous, and tedious hypertranslation.

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