Badiou’s ‘The Second Trial of Socrates’ released in Persian
Publish Date : Saturday 16 February 2019 - 01:46
IBNA- The comedy play, ‘The Second Trial of Socrates’ by the noted French philosopher Alain Badiou has been translated into Persian by Mohammad-Reza Khaki (PhD) and released by Rouzbahan publishing.
According to IBNA
correspondent, Alain Badiou
is a known French philosopher whose several books including ‘In Praise of Love’, ‘The Communist Hypothesis’ and ‘Ethics’ have been translated into Persian. ‘The Second Trial of Socrates’ refers to the tragedy of Socrates and draws on it as a background to delve into the social, political and philosophical issues of today’s world.
Born in Rabat, Morocco in 1937, Badiou holds the Rene Descartes Chair at the European Graduate School EGS. He was a student at the École Normale Supérieure in the 1950s. He taught at the University of Paris VIII (Vincennes-Saint Denis) from 1969 until 1999, when he returned to ENS as the Chair of the philosophy department.
He continues to teach a popular seminar at the Collège International de Philosophie, on topics ranging from the great 'antiphilosophers' (Saint-Paul, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Lacan) to the major conceptual innovations of the twentieth century. Much of Badiou's life has been shaped by his dedication to the consequences of the May 1968 revolt in Paris.