Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon by Barbara Cassin, Emily Apter, Jacques Lezra, Michael Wood

By Barbara Cassin, Emily Apter, Jacques Lezra, Michael Wood

This is an encyclopedic dictionary of as regards to four hundred very important philosophical, literary, and political phrases and ideas that defy easy--or any--translation from one language and tradition to a different. Drawn from greater than a dozen languages, phrases corresponding to Dasein (German), pravda (Russian), saudade (Portuguese), and stato (Italian) are completely tested in all their cross-linguistic and cross-cultural complexities. Spanning the classical, medieval, early sleek, smooth, and modern sessions, those are phrases that impression considering around the humanities. The entries, written via greater than one hundred fifty wonderful students, describe the origins and meanings of every time period, the heritage and context of its utilization, its translations into different languages, and its use in striking texts. The dictionary additionally contains essays at the distinctive features of specific languages--English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Originally released in French, this different reference paintings is now on hand in English for the 1st time, with new contributions from Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. younger, and plenty of more.The result's a useful reference for college kids, students, and normal readers attracted to the multilingual lives of a few of our so much influential phrases and ideas.

  • Covers just about four hundred very important philosophical, literary, and political phrases that defy effortless translation among languages and cultures
  • Includes phrases from greater than a dozen languages
  • Entries written by means of greater than a hundred and fifty unusual thinkers
  • Available in English for the 1st time, with new contributions through Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. younger, and plenty of more
  • Contains large cross-references and bibliographies
  • An helpful source for college students and students around the humanities

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Translation by Hans Aarsleff: Essay on the Origin of Human Knowledge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. Hamilton, William. Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic. 4 vols. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861–66. Hume, David. A Treatise of Human Nature. Edited by L. A. Selby-Bigge and P. H. Nidditch. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978. First published in 1888. , ed. Philosophica disciplina, in Quatre Introductions à la philosophie au XIIIe siècle. Paris: Vrin, 1988. Locke, John. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding.

19) ➤ CATEGORY, EPOCHÊ, ESSENCE, FICTION, IMAGINATION, INTELLECTUS, INTENTION, NEGATION, NOTHING, REALITY, RES, SEIN, SUBJECT, UNIVERSALS While the meaning of the term “abstraction” is not a problem in formal logic, where it refers to the operation that makes it possible to construct, using an “abstractor,” a so-called “abstract” expression on the basis of another expression containing one or more free variables, the term’s semantic field in philosophy and the theory of knowledge is more difficult to organize.

Edited and introduced by P. H. Nidditch. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1975. First published in 1689. Mill, John Stuart. An Examination of Sir William Hamilton’s Philosophy. Vol. 9 in Collected Works. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1979. Examination first published in 1865. Plotinus. The Enneads. Translated by Stephen MacKenna. Burdett, NY: Larson Publications, 1992. III. The Absurd and Existence The absurd, as a sensation of the absence of meaning, is also something experienced (see ERLEBEN).

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