Forcings

A. J. Bartlett
Philosophical writings on Badiou, Plato, Education, Politics & Art
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  • The Rational Kernel of the Platonic Corpus
    11 Sep 2021 • 14 min read
    Subscribe now A recurring theme of Plato scholarship is the relation between the Republic and the rest of the dialogues. There is a general consensus which recognises the Republic to be the dialogue w...
  • The Rational Kernel of the Platonic Corpus
    09 Sep 2021 • 14 min read
    We will start with a reading of Phaedo. The intention here is to listen attentively to Socrates’ instruction in regard to what he terms ‘the world to come’. This ‘world to come’ has two compatible for...
  • The Rational Kernel of the Platonic Corpus
    02 Sep 2021 • 15 min read
    So, as mentioned in Lesson 4(a) what is very interesting about Socratic enquiry as it is played out in the dialogues is that Plato organises it around three different and ubiquitous statements. I know...
  • The Rational Kernel of the Platonic Corpus
    02 Sep 2021 • 14 min read
    It is illuminating to think that the Platonic corpus enacts the re-trial of Socrates. With the successive enquiries of each dialogue, the questioning of those suspected of sophistry and those who bear...
  • The Rational Kernel of the Platonic Corpus
    29 Aug 2021 • 14 min read • 1 0
    Socrates proposes to Glaucon that there are men living deep underground in a cave. From the surface runs a long passage down to where these men, from childhood, have been bound hand and foot facing a ...
  • Education: The Rational Kernel of the Platonic Corpus
    26 Aug 2021 • 14 min read
    Lesson 3(a). In the dialogues: what is unknown in known knowledge and what ‘makes a hole in it’. In truth, he knows nothing about which of these convictions is fine or shameful, good or bad, just or u...
  • Education: The Rational Kernel of the Platonic Corpus
    19 Aug 2021 • 12 min read
    Lesson 2(b). In the dialogues: representation or known knowledge. As Eric Havelock says in his Preface to Plato, ‘the function of the poet was primarily to repeat and in part to enlarge the tradition’...
  • Education: The Rational Kernel of the Platonic Corpus
    19 Aug 2021 • 13 min read
    Lesson 2(a). In the dialogues: representation or known knowledge. The trajectory we are following leads to the Republic. This is the ideal city. But the whole effort of Plato in the retrial of Socrate...
  • Education: The Rational Kernel of the Platonic Corpus
    12 Aug 2021 • 25 min read
    This is part of 1 of a 5 part series of lessons on what is education in Plato and thus, what is education. This is drawn up from the book on this. Most people haven’t read it. After all, my greatest p...
  • The Cold Dead Hands
    04 Aug 2021 • 18 min read • 2 0
    This was written at the behest of Jon Roffe for the ASCP The dominant currents of contemporary philosophy are too appropriate to the law of the world (A. Badiou, Happiness) X A century of cures to Pla...