lunedì, dicembre 26, 2011

New book: Translation and Philosophy

New book: Translation and Philosophy:

Foran, Lisa (ed.)

Translation and Philosophy

Series: Intercultural Studies and Foreign Language Learning - Volume 11

Year of Publication: 2012

Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2012. VIII, 188 pp., num. tables

ISBN 978-3-0343-0794-9 pb.

Book synopsis

To what extent is philosophy reliant on translation and how does this practice impact on philosophy itself? How should philosophical texts be translated? Is translation inherently philosophical? Can philosophy be described as a 'type of translation'? The essays in this collection seek to respond to these intriguing and provocative questions. Exploring a wide range of issues, from the complexities of translating ambiguous philosophical terms to the role of language in concepts of identity and society, each essay highlights the manner in which the two disciplines rely on (and intersect with) each other. Drawing the collection together is an understanding of both translation and philosophy as practices which seek for meaning in our complex relationship with language and the world.


Contents: Theo Harden: The Awful German Language, or, Is 'Die Geistige Entwicklung' 'The Mental Development'? - David Charlston: Translating Hegel's Ambiguity: A Culture of Humor and Witz - Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan: Reading Oneself in Quotation Marks: At the Crossing of Disciplines - Andrew Whitehead: Moonless Moons and a Pretty Girl: Translating Ikkyu Sojun - Angelo Bottone: Translation and Justice in Paul Ricoeur - Lisa Foran: Translation as a Path to the Other: Derrida and Ricoeur - Elad Lapidot: What is the Reason for Translating Philosophy? I. Undoing Babel - Alena Dvorakova: Pleasure in Translation: Translating Mill's 'Utilitarianism' from English into Czech - Veronica O'Neill: The Underlying Role of Translation: A Discussion of Walter Benjamin's 'Kinship' - Sergey Tyulenev: Systemics and Lifeworld of Translation - Feargus Denman: Translation, Philosophy and Language: What Counts?

About the author(s)/editor(s)

Lisa Foran is a tutor and doctoral candidate in the School of Philosophy at University College Dublin and a visiting graduate student at the Archives Husserl (√ČNS) Paris. Her research, funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, focuses on the relationship between translation and the Other in the work of Jacques Derrida.